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'Boys, you wanna give me some action?' : interventions into policing of racialised communities in Melbourne. /

by Smith, Bec | Reside, Shane.

Publisher: Springvale, Vic. Springvale Monash Legal Service 2010Description: 36 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report of the 2009/10 Racism Project. Title comes from a quote of a police officer in conversation with an African young person, 2009Summary: The report examines African young people's experiences of policing practices across three regions of Melbourne: City of Greater Dandenong, Flemington and Braybrook. The report particularly examines African young people's experience of 'community policing' activities in these areas.Availability: (1)

'You can't hide it : family violence shows' : family violence in new & emerging refugee communities (Afghan, Sierra Leone and Sri-Lankan Tamil) /

by Versha, Armit | The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre | Venkatraman, Rugmini.

Publisher: Parramatta, N.S.W. The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant 2010Description: 73 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography :p. 58-66Summary: This participatory action research project explored the intersection of domestic and family violence and settlement in Australia, focusing on three refugee communities Afghan, Sierra Leonean and Sri Lankan Tamil in the first five years of settlement in Australia. The project identified risk factors of family violence for refugee women and their families during their first five years of settlement in Australia and developed a series of recommendations in consultation with refugee women and service providers. The project utilised the social capital of the refugee sector and bilingual workers were trained to engage with the refugee communities to conduct these consultations. Both women and men attended in large numbers, solutions were identified by the communities and were presented in a discussion forum.Availability: (1)

"Not drowning, waving" : culturally and linguistically diverse young people at risk in Western Australia /

by Western Australia. Office of Multicultural Interests.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. The Office 2009Description: 73 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Title adapted from Stevie Smith (1956), "Not Waving but Drowning".Summary: This paper was developed to assist the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI), Western Australia, to identify emerging issues that may place young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds at risk of personal, social and economic disadvantage in our community. It aims to identify established and emerging issues for CaLD young people in WA; policies, programs and services currently addressing these issues; and some of the approaches to improving service delivery to this demographic that have been suggested through consultation with CaLD young people themselves.Availability: (1)

"Where are you from" : the paradox of African identity and belonging in Australia /

by Mapedzahama, Virginia | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.)Summary: This paper interrogates the question 'where are you from' by drawing on our experiences and points of view as visibly different African migrants who get asked this 'quintessential question of identity' almost on a daily basis. While acknowledging that a certain 'curiosity' sometimes drives the asking of this question, we still question the implications and multiplicity of meanings to those whom it is asked. We contend that being asked the question raises three key issues for us. First, we perceive it as exclusionary, in that in a white dominated society it is asked, mainly of certain groups of people who are visibly different. Second, the assumption behind the question - that one is not 'from here', constructs an/other whose identity is fixed and tied only to one faraway place, thereby erasing our hyphenated identities, which define our everyday lived realities. Third, it invokes feelings of ambivalence about place when it is interpreted as demanding a justification of the claim to belonging and being 'from here'. Our paper shows that the question is a matter of identity politics and exposes the complexity of identity work that occurs whenever this question is asked of us. In so doing, it highlights the contradiction between our Australian 'selves' and migrant 'other'.Availability: (1)

A grounded theory investigation into the experiences of african women refugees : effects on resilience and identity and implications for service provision /

by Sherwood, Katie | Liebling-Kalifani, Helen.

Publisher: Journal of International Women's Studies 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012 From the Journal of International Women's Studies Volume 13 Issue 1 Article 6, pp. 86-108 Inludes bibliographic references pp. 105-108Summary: The current study aims to explore African women's experiences of violence during conflict. The research was undertaken in 2009 in part fulfilment for a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Previous research on women refugees' experiences has focused on the negative impact on psychological functioning despite indications that they show great strength and resilience. Using qualitative methods the study sought to identify the impact of violence on mental health as well as develop a greater understanding of the roles of resilience, coping and identity. Women from Somalia and Zimbabwe who attended a refugee centre in the UK were interviewed; analysis of the results identified a relationship between resilience, access to rights and support and identity. It also recognised cultural and societal influences and experiences in the United Kingdom as contributing factors. Findings support the move toward a more holistic model of understanding refugee women's experiences. However, the study also reveals the importance of support and treatment assisting women to utilise their resilience in reconstructing their identities from traumatic events and recovery process.Availability: (1)

African Australians Project : literature review and background papers /

by Reiner, Ann Wayne | Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2010Description: HTML.Other title: Background paper for African Australians : a review of human.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010 Bibliography pp. 55-72Summary: Research into the issues, characteristics and needs of migrants and refugees from African countries settling in Australia are currently being undertaken by academic institutions, community organisations and federal, state and local governments. In particular, there has been a recent surge of both academic and community-based research undertaken by African Australians in an effort to provide greater voice to their communities. The goal of the literature review was to summarise the current knowledge and research on issues particular to African Australian communities and to provide a context for the consultation methodologies and questions that the Commission would employ in the project.Availability: (1)

African cultural education and African youth in Western Australia : experimenting with the Ujamaa circle /

by Mbago Wakholi , Peter.

Publisher: Saarbrucken, Germany VDM Verlag 2008Description: 127 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 120-127Availability: (1)

African resettlement in Australia : the way forward ... /

by African Think Tank.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne 2007Description: 68 p. : ill., ports.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference report, University of Melbourne on 11-13 April 2007. Mental health -- Youth Culture & Identity -- Pathways to Employment -- Vocational education/pathways -- Organising Communities -- Domestic Violence -- Good settlement for young people -- Skills of the Future -- Barriers to education -- Strengthening Communities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An investigation of the challenges facing African refugee communities in the Australian workforce : findings from a qualitative study of Sudanese and Liberian refugees in South Australia /

by Atem, Paul Gal | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: (1)

Australia's migration policies : African dimensions /

by Jakubowicz, Andrew.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Background paper for African Australians : a review of human.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp.Availability: (1)

Australia's refugee program : an effective response to the world's refugees. /

by Mister, Robert | Marshall, Nicki.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Ecumenical Migration Centre [1990?]Description: 19 p.Availability: No items available

Background paper on refugees and asylum seekers from the Sudan. /

by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Centre for.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland UNHCR 2000Description: 30 p.Availability: No items available

Bridging the gap : a review of services, programs and issues affecting Melton's African communities /

by Nicholas, Ingrid | Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition.

Publisher: Melton, Vic Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition 2011Description: Various paging.Notes: May 2011 "undertaken on behalf of Don Nardella MLA, Member for Melton for the Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition (FMACC)."Summary: The Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition (FMACC) gathered information to better understand Melton's African communities and the issues/concerns which beset them.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Challenges that face Somali young people in Australia and solutions : analysis. /

by Omar, Yusuf Sheikh.

Publisher: 2004Description: 42 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 40-42)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners

by Burgoyne, Ursula | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Hull, Oksana.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2007Description: 40 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Supporting documents : Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners : advice to teachers support document Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners: support document Methodology and literarture review Bibliography : p. 38-39 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Study exploring the cultural, social, historical and psychological considerations impacting on Sudanese refugee youth in schools. Investigates the classroom management practices for teachers to address. The study draws information from two Australian states with high numbers of Sudanese refugee arrivals, New South Wales and Western Australia.Availability: (1)

Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners : advice to teachers : support document

by Burgoyne, Ursula | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Hull, Oksana.

Publisher: [Adelaide, S.A.] [National Centre for Vocational Education Research] 2007Description: 22 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Is a supporting document to the main report "Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners." ; This work has been produced by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) on behalf of the Australian Government.Summary: One of the aims of this study was to elicit data that may provide helpful advice to teachers in their quest to meet the learning needs of their Sudanese learners. The participants in the study were specialist teachers of adult English language, literacy and numeracy who were currently teaching adult Sudanese refugee learners, mostly from southern Sudan, and other professionals assisting Sudanese refugees in the settlement process. These professionals included representatives of the Sudanese community. Availability: (1)

Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners : suport document : methodology and literature review /

by Burgoyne, Ursula | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Hull, Oksana.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2007Description: 85 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Is a supporting document to the main report "Classroom management strategies to address the needs of Sudanese refugee learners." SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This study utilised a qualitative approach to identify existing classroom management practices in the field, to explore the complexities surrounding such practices with a view to gaining new perspectives, and to identify ways of changing or improving practice in the light of the study’s findings. Participants in this study consisted of specialist English language, literacy and numeracy teachers in Western Australia and New South Wales currently teaching Sudanese refugee learners and people with expertise in refugee issues or in community work with Sudanese refugees. Data for analysis was gathered from the following sources: electronic survey telephone interviews with teacher respondents consultations with experts (face to face, telephone and email) This document contains a detailed account of the processes and findings from all three of the above sources of information. It also includes the research instruments used for the electronic survey and the semi-structured telephone interviews. The principles of confidentiality, informed consent, self determination of information and anonymity within the report were adhered to throughout the study. Availability: (1)

Coming together : two cultures, one life : community development with Sudanese refugees : a case study. /

by Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture.

Publisher: Brunswick, Vic. Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This is a useful resource designed as a case study example of the application of community development principles and practices to refugee settlement programs. It tells the story of Foundation House's work in partnership with a Sudanese community group settling in the western suburbs of Melbourne.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Common ground : an anthology of stories written by Assyrian, Jewish and Sudanese women. /

by Sugarman, Nancy (ed.) | National Council of Jewish Women Australia.

Publisher: [Caulfield Junction, Vic.] National Council of Jewish Women Australia 2006Description: [xii], 87 p. : ill. (some col.), ports.Notes: Assyrian facilitators: Mariam Hormis and Vivian Hormiz; Sudanese facilitator: Souzan Mohamed." "... a writing project run by the National council of Jewish Women (NCJWA Vic.) for refugees and migrant women from three immigrant communities: Assyrian, Jewish and Sudanese" -- p. viii. In English and Arabic.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community building for young people from the Horn of Africa : a report. /

by Ovens, Carolyn.

Publisher: Moonee Valley, Vic. Maribyrnong & Moonee Valley Local Learning & Employment Network 2003Description: 51 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

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