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"But here life is different..." A service response for the prevention and intervention of family violence within the Southern Sudanese community in Australia /

by Migrant Resource Centre, Melbourne.

Publisher: Box Hill, Vic. Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne 2008Description: 75 p. : ill. + 1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.).Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A training manual and DVDAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A bridge between two worlds : leadership among resettled Sudanese youth in an American city /

by Gale, Lacey | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2011Description: PDF.Other title: New issues in refugee research. Research paper ; no. 211.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography pp. 22-26Summary: Humanitarian efforts are often focused on children in conflict, since the international legal definitions create a practical framework for addressing child-specific needs. Youth have different needs than children, however, and possess more potential to influence both the society around them and their home communities. Resettled youth face multiple transitions simultaneously, from conflict to third country resettlement and from child to adult. Their needs include not only the legal aspects of protection, but also the social and economic aspects, noted in UNHCR's Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming strategy as the spheres in which most rights violations of persons of concern occur. The goal of this case study is to map resettled refugee youth participation and leadership in a particular context and to discuss how these findings apply to a broader humanitarian youth agenda. It became apparent over the course of this project that UNHCR is in the process of defining a discrete policy for youth. This case study identifies a cohort of young leaders in Maine who, along with their peers in the United States as well as other resettlement countries, have the potential to contribute to the formulation of UNHCR's policy on youth.Availability: (1)

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

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).

Education and refugee students from southern Sudan . /

by Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Empowering refugees : a good practice guide to humanitarian settlement. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Research.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.The Department 2008Description: iv, 179 p.; ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Produced with assistance from Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA)Summary: "This guide presents government and non-government initiatives from around Australia, that assist humanitarian entrants to settle in Australia in the key areas of health, education, employment, law and community harmony as well as focusing on key client groups: youth, family and women. The guide is intended primarily to be a resource for community workers, other professionals and volunteers working in the field of humanitarian settlement. The grassroots good practice examples presented provide ideas and practical solutions for community and government organisations assisting refugees to settle in Australia. The guide is also intended to be a source of inspiration and information for government policy makers." -- DIaC website.Availability: (1)

Exploring the educational experiences of Sudanese refugee women living in the United States : a thesis submitted to the Graduate College of Bowling Green State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the /

by Pacheco, Leslie.

Publisher: Bowling Green, Ohio Bowling Green State University 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography : p. 100-109Summary: Violent civil conflict in the African nation of Sudan created a humanitarian crisis which necessitated involvement and support from the international community, resulting in the resettlement of many Sudanese refuges to the United States. Much of the research on refugee populations has failed to take into account the gendered nature of the refugee experience. This is especially true of the Sudanese refugee population, in which the experiences of men have been well documented, earning them recognitions as the Lost Boys of Sudan; while their female counterparts have remained, for the most, part voiceless. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore how Sudanese refugee women perceive and interpret their experiences in formal education programs and how these experiences influence the resettlement process. This study addresses gaps in the literature by providing insight into the lived experiences of nine Sudanese refugee women as they reflect on their education experiences. The findings of this study indicate that refugee women have unique needs during the resettlement process. In addition to the need to learn the language of the country of resettlement, find a job and adjust to social and cultural norms, the Sudanese refugee women in this study also expressed a strong need to establish relationships, gain economic independence, and find a sense of hope in the future. The findings of this study suggest that participating in formal education can assist Sudanese refugee women in the resettlement process by fulfilling many of these needs. Formal education provided the Sudanese refugee women in this study with language and occupational skills, in addition to, and most significantly, a sense of empowerment and the agency necessary for them to redefine their lives and advocate for social change.Availability: (1)

Family relationships skills program for Southern Sudanese young men : a therapeutic approach : evaluation report. /

by Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne).

Publisher: Box Hill, Vic. Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family violence within the Southern Sudanese : project evaluation report /

by Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne).

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) 2008Description: 62 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In 2007 and 2008, the Migrant Information Centre (MIC) carried out a program with the Southern Sudanese community in Eastern Melbourne to develop and implement culturally appropriate prevention and intervention family violence approaches. The project used an action research and community development model to achieve this, regularly consulting and working alongside two critical reference groups (comprised of Southern Sudanese men and women), community elders and leaders and representatives from local community services. The action research process proved to be beneficial for the project as project workers could reflect on actions implemented, consult the community and change approaches as the project progressed.Availability: (1)

Horn of African and Sudanese communities in Victoria /

by Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

I'll call Australia home /

by Mason, Belinda (Director) | Film Australia.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Film Australia 2008Description: 1 videodisc (DVD). : 52 minutes.Online Access: Teaching notes Notes: Includes teachers notes. PDF of press kit. A Film Australia production in association with Becker Entertainment. In English, Burmese and Acholi with English subtitles. Ask library staff for assistance.Summary: This DVD follows two refugee families, from Sudan and Burma, who escaped civil war and violence in their homeland to resettle in Australia, in rural New South Wales.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).
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Journey to Australia : a case study of the refugee camps in the north and central Uganda. /

by Mugi, Geoffrey Mangwi.

Publisher: Parramatta, N.S.W. Baulkham Hills Holroyd Parramatta MRC & Granville TAFE Outreach 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.bhhpmrc.org.au/pdf/JourneyToAustralia_UgandaUpdate.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:37:47 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Making up for lost time : young African refugees in Western Sydney high schools. /

by Cassity, Elizabeth | Gow, Greg | University of Western Sydney. Centre for Cultural Research.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Cultural Research 2006Notes: URL: 'http://www.uws.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/46321/MakingUpForLostTime_complete.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:41:37 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "This report describes how refugee young people from African countries are negotiating new learning challenges in three Western Sydney high schools. Intensive English Centres (IECs) were attached to two of the schools.While primarily documenting the experiences of students, the research also explores teachers’ perceptions. In general, the research found that teachers need to know more about their new students from Africa. They wanted a knowledge base from which to build their practice with new African students. Similarly, the research found that parents/guardians and community members need more information about their children’s new learning contexts. ; The report fi nishes with a series of recommendations to improve the educational outcomes of young African refugees in high schools. Underlining them is the need for an integrated approach toward schooling in which various stakeholders work together." -- Executive summaryAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Narratives of distress within the Sudanese community of Brisbane and Logan. /

by Westoby, Peter.

Publisher: unpublished 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p.47-49Summary: This paper was the first of several which gives voice to the narratives of Sudanese refugees and workers around a number of topics...Preamble ; This research is the result of analysis and reflection of data from thirty in-depth interviews conducted amongst the Sudanese refugee community and key workers in the geographical locations of Brisbane and Logan cities...MethodAvailability: (1)

Navigating their journey : a guide for workers with Sudanese young people. /

by Ransley, Carol.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Ethnic Youth Issues Network 1999Description: 27 p. : ill., map.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Problem gambling in new and emerging refugee communities : a research report on the Liberian, Somali, Iraqi Muslim and Sudanese Dinka communities. /

by Smith, Janita (ed.).

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Victorian Multicultural Gambler s Help Program [and] Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health 2008Description: PDF.Summary: "Since legalised gaming was introduced in Victoria in the early 1990s, the Victorian community has developed many strategies and initiatives to educate and support individuals and communities on gambling issues. One population group - recently-arrived refugees - does not share the same understanding about gambling and problem gambling as the general community; in fact there is only a limited understanding about their attitudes and practices with gambling. To address this, the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health s Victorian Multicultural Gambler s Help Program (VMGHP) received funding from the Office of Gaming and Racing to undertake research with four refugee communities. > Newly-arrived refugee communities face numerous and interrelated challenges including language barriers, social dislocation and isolation and financial hardship which present potential problem gambling risk factors. They have little or no familiarity with the Australian gambling industry or available support services, which further increases their vulnerability. Paramount to enhancing problem gambling service responses for these communities is developing a better understanding of attitudes to gambling and help seeking; risk factors for problem gambling; and how engagement on the issue of problem gambling can be improved. > The VMGHP undertook a research project profiling the Sudanese Dinka, Somali, Iraqi Muslim and Liberian communities. These communities were chosen for the cross section they represent of religion, length of stay in Australia and settlement patterns." -- APOAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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