During the March-April 2020 lockdown period, the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) interviewed 41 young people from 17 different cultural backgrounds, connected with their 'Employment Empowers' program. The findings outlined in this report provide a snapshot of the experiences of young people from refugee and...
This project reports on the evaluation of the teen and Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) programs that were developed and delivered to be responsive to youth from CALD background. In addition to resettlement challenges such as discrimination, low English proficiency and acculturation, exposure to...
This project examined psychosocial well-being from the perspective of refugee adolescents in four government schools in Perth, Western Australia.
The literature on youth migration and its development impact in countries of origin and destination is sparse. This report attempts to fill this gap and offers a comprehensive account of the life experiences of young migrants.
The Global Refugee Youth Consultations (GRYC) provided a rare opportunity to consult widely with young people across Australia from refugee or asylum seeking backgrounds. The Global Refugee Youth Consultations (GRYC) provided a rare opportunity to consult widely with young people across Australia from refugee or...
How should we shape the Global Compact on Refugees and what does this mean for states, civil society, refugee and host communities and others? These questions were the focus of international discussions in Geneva in June 2017.
The world is in the midst of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Yet Australia’s approach in recent years has been to punish people seeking asylum, while increasing the numbers of refugees it resettles. This contrasting approach threatens the long and proud history Australia has of successful...
Improving educational outcomes for students from refugee backgrounds in the South Australian Certificate of Education project
While this project was based on two case study schools, the practices described in the framework can be used by all schools supporting students from refugee backgrounds who are undertaking their senior secondary school certificate of education.
Part of the terms of reference for this inquiry asked the Committee to: give particular consideration to social engagement of youth migrants, including involvement of youth migrants in anti-social behaviour such as gang activity, and the adequacy of the Migration Act 1958 character test provisions...
This working paper focuses on how engagement in media production, through a community radio project, can assist in the settlement experiences of young people of refugee background.