This guide was produced to support policy makers and service providers to encourage dialogue between early childhood service providers and families from refugee backgrounds. The guide describes the Early Childhood Access and Participation (ECAP) Project conducted by Foundation House a
This report was informed by consumer focus groups undertaken by the Refugee and Migrant Women’s Working Group to understand the specific needs of refugee and migrant women and families accessing maternity care.
Pediatric refugees are at an increased risk for growth and nutritional deficits. As more children are resettled to the United States, it is important to screen appropriately in order to identify any growth or nutritional issues. Resettled refugee children continue to be at risk for bo
The Early Childhood Access and Participation Project was conducted in 2011 in the Western Metropolitan Region of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The project was a partnership between the Department, the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture, Chin
The social circumstances of parents are critical to their experience of having a baby and refugee background families may encounter particular challenges. The study Having a Baby in a New Country was conducted in order to develop a better understanding of the issues facing refugee bac
The Having a baby in a new country project was undertaken to address the gap in available evidence about how women and men of refugee-background experience health services during pregnancy, birth and in the first months following birth.
This factsheet by Beyond Blue in collaboration with Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) presents considerations in assessing and providing services to culturally and linguistically diverse communities including people from refugee backgrounds during pregnancy and followin
This report documents findings from a two year study that was undertaken in response to regular reports from Foundation House clients with low English proficiency about not being provided with a credentialled interpreter when accessing health care. Reports from other sources indicate
The following links will take you to plain English and bilingual health resources for newly arrived mothers: The following resources can be downloaded as a colour PDF: A Guide to Discussing Infant Feeding Practices in Newly Arrived Refugees (poster) http://pubs.asetts.org.au/nutrition
This desktop guide accompanies the Promoting Refugee Health: A guide for doctors, nurses and other health care providers caring for people of refugee background (3rd edition). The guide contains sections on: identifying patients from a refugee background engaging interpreters consulta