Good practice when working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds

Good practice when working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds

Nadine Liddy and Heather Stewart

This webinar drew upon recent work undertaken by MYAN to explore good practice when working with adolescents from refugee & migrant backgrounds

Good practice when working with young people from culturally and linguistically (CALD) diverse backgrounds

This webinar was held on 13 May 2015.

The webinar recording is available on the CFCAtv YouTube Channel.

The audio, transcript, slides and slide outline are available under Event Resources on this page.

In this webinar, Nadine Liddy and Heather Stewart explored good practice when working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, using the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network’s soon-to-be released national Youth Settlement Framework (YSF).

The YSF is Australia's first national framework for understanding and responding to the needs of young people in the settlement context. It will support a national approach to good practice in youth settlement, with the aim that all young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds receive the support they need to become active participants in Australian society.

Good practice with this group of young people and their families is often complex and dynamic, and the webinar provided an opportunity to explore this complexity in detail.
 
The Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network

The Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (Australia), MYAN, is the national policy and advocacy body on multicultural youth issues. Auspiced by the Centre for Multicultural Youth in Victoria, the MYAN works with young people, government and the non-government sectors to promote the unique needs and issues for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

 

This event was part of a series of resources released during our Focus on... Working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) adolescents.

About the presenters

Nadine Liddy

Nadine Liddy is the National Coordinator of the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN Australia). Nadine has a background in service delivery and program management with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and has worked extensively in policy, advocacy and sector development. Nadine has also worked in the international context, undertaking research and advocacy on refugee and asylum seeker issues and supporting youth engagement in regional and global opportunities.

Heather Stewart

Heather Stewart worked at the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) for over 7 years, managing a range of programs that support migrant and refugee young people. These included the Newly Arrived Specialist Reconnect service which supported young people at risk of family breakdown, and the My Family project which explored how family services could better support CaLD families parenting adolescents. Heather has also worked at the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and as an academic teaching youth work.