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Search our national database for resources and information on multicultural mental health and suicide prevention.

 

This resource provides information about culturally informed ways to support the mental health of refugee and asylum seeker children. It aims to support practitioners from a range of mental health, social work and community-sector backgrounds who work with children and families from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. 

This resource is based on national and international research evidence. It does not include information about children or families seeking asylum who are in immigration detention.

This resource is co-produced with Emerging Minds and Australian Institute of Family Studies.

 

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'Competency Standards Framework Culturally responsive clinical practice: Working with people from migrant and refugee backgrounds establishes recommended and optimal cultural responsiveness competency standards for clinicians in all healthcare settings. Delivering quality care to people from migrant and refugee backgrounds requires clinicians to adopt culturally responsive practices and utilise competencies enabling them to communicate and work effectively with this cohort. The purpose of the Framework is to inform the development of clinical education, training, professional development curricula and competency standards for clinicians. The Framework is intended to be flexible and is designed to apply across a range of healthcare settings and across a range of curricula and competency standards models. The Framework has been widely endorsed by peak professional bodies for clinicians.' (Migrant and Refugee Women's Health Partnership)

This guide was developed by the Migrant and Refugee Women's Health Partnership, 2019.

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The good practice framework provides practical guidance in designing mental health services for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.This framework was written by the Centre for Multicultural Youth for Orygen as part of the Youth Enhanced Services program, National Programs.

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This paper presents a systematic review that assessed the different types of mental health programs and interventions available
for young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Australia, and identified core elements of practice for supporting the mental health of CALD youth, and key barriers that preclude CALD youth from engaging with mental health services.

Published date: 2023

In Foundation House’s Professional Learning Resources Hub you can view or download  resources for schools; including practical; learning tools, good practice examples, case studies, and further support advice. While primarily targeted for schools in the Victorian context, the information and resources provided can be useful for service providers and community organisations in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people from refugee backgrounds

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The Generally Speaking podcast discusses refugee and asylum seeker health. Generally Speaking is an RACGP podcast, sponsored by CommBank and hosted by GPs.

Keywords: practitioner, CALD
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This document is designed to improve assessment and treatment of mental illness through effective communication between a mental health practitioner and an individual through the engagement of an interpreter. Language can be a significant barrier for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to access and use services.

This glossary is one of a series of glossaries developed by the Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre. It is a compilation of some of the more common mental health terms used in mental health settings, as well as a brief overview of the mental health system and services.

Available in 30 languages, including: Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Dari, Farsi (Persian), French, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog (Filipino), Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Vietnamese

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The purpose of this guide is to provide information to Australian Mental Health services, practitioners, Primary Health Networks and other on what good practice looks like in working effectively with people from CALD backgrounds. It is intended to provide practical advice and guidance for mental health service providers. 

This guide was developed by the Embrace Project and published in August 2020

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Simplified Chinese

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Bengali

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Burmese

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Croatian

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فارسی

Farsi

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Greek

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Italian

ကညီကျိ

Karen

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Khmer

한국어

Korean

Krio

Krio

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Macedonian

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