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Centre For Multicultural Youth. This knowledge Hub represents the wealth of information collected over more than two decades of working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Centre For Multicultural Youth

It is primarily aimed at workers and organisations looking for information about working with young people and the issues they face. You cans earch for relevant information using the advanced search filters: By Tag – each page or document is tagged with key words that will appear in a search. Popular tags can also be browsed in the side bar. By Type – Most pages and documents are organised into one of the following classifications: MY Facts – Information for young people Fact Sheet – fact based information about a range of topicsGood Practice Guides – ideas for working better with young peoplePolicy Papers– documents detailing CMY’s policy and research outputProject Evaluation – about CMY’s programs and Projects By Era – Centre For Multicultural Youth. Roads to Refuge - Further reading on issues refugees face. Startts - Hints for Healing.

In our last edition, we explored the concept of resilience among refugee children and adolescents.

Startts - Hints for Healing

In that issue we looked at strategies that are protective but which focused largely at the individual or non-collective level. This time, I thought it would be helpful to consider resilience from the point of view of the two most influential social systems for young people: home and school. How can we help to strengthen the healing potential of the family and of the school communities? In keeping with this theme, our case study this month is about a group intervention, showing how this way of working can offer an important emotional resource in the recovery process. Supporting communities to buffer the pain and loss caused by refugee trauma is not easy. Capoeria Angola Groups.

More on Capoeira... FastForWord PROGRAM. This exciting and promising program, called FastForWord, will enable students who are having difficulty with language to have access to a scientifically-based intervention. Refugee awareness - Teaching ideas. Refugee settlement: repatriation - local integration - resettlement. The UNHCR and international community work together creating durable solutions so that refugees and internally displaced persons can live with safety and dignity.

Refugee settlement: repatriation - local integration - resettlement

There are three main options for refugees that the international community is able to assist with: “Protection needs do not disappear when people repatriate. On the contrary, they tend to resurface in more complex forms in the country of origin.” Statement by the High Commissioner, UNHCR Most refugees desperately want to go home, and will do so voluntarily as soon as it is safe. In 2012 approximately 532,000 refugee people were repatriated globally, according to UNHCR country statistics. Download Human rights in the school classroom. Human rights in the school classroom. Tackling racism in Australia is a unit of work that encourages students to think about diversity, particularly in relation to people, groups and their cultures, to affirm and celebrate difference and to use their understanding of diversity to act with respect, empathy and trust.

Human rights in the school classroom

In this unit, students explore the impact of discrimination and harassment on individuals, their family and friends and the wider community. Students learn to identify racial discrimination, racial harassment and racial vilification as unlawful acts, which undermine safe, respectful environments for all. Building on learning activities in the unit, students develop strategies and actions for celebrating diversity and taking action against racism. Download resource. Psychological Well Being of Child and Adolescent Refugee and Asylum Seekers. Refugee Resettlement. Refugees are people who have fled their countries of origin to escape persecution.

Refugee Resettlement

In fiscal year 2013, the U.S. government admitted 69,926 refugees to the country. LIRS was privileged to welcome over 9,700 of those refugees, working with them to establish new lives in American communities. Over the last three decades, refugee populations arriving to the United States have changed significantly. In the early 1980’s, the majority of refugees admitted to the United States were fleeing conflicts in Southeast Asia. Today, the refugee population is more diverse and vulnerable, with over 60 nationalities represented in FY 2013. Is chronically underfunded. The Office of Refugee Resettlement The Office of Refugee Resettlement falls under the Administration for Children and Families operating division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

LIRS’s Position Legislation The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) passed the Senate in June, 2013. European Resettlement Network. Click here to download the factsheet in English.

European Resettlement Network

Click here to download the factsheet in Spanish. Click here to download the factsheet in German. Click here to download the factsheet in Polish. Integration refers to the process of refugees settling into a new community, country and society. Although much debated, it is commonly understood to be a long-term, two-way process of change. The 3 stages of re-settlement. Perhaps some immigrants have a unique mix of courage, naivete and resilience that enables their smooth transition to a new homeland.

The 3 stages of re-settlement

But it’s not easy for everyone to integrate into a new culture. What makes one newcomer’s integration more successful than another? Shifting one’s cultural identity with new roles, values and beliefs in the new society is a start. Also, engaging with people outside of your own ethnic group work helps that adjustment. Stages to resettlement There are three stages to an immigrant’s adaptation in a new country: loss, transition and adaptation.

In last month’s “My Story,” Kaberi Chatterjee talks about her personal journey of “falling in love” with her new country. The 3 stages of re-settlement.