This policy and practice brief reports on the learnings and achievements of the Bridging the Gap initiative Language in Labour. The initiative found that improving interpreter engagement in high intensity hospital birth suites is possible with supportive leadership, multidisciplinary
‘Building Belonging’ is a toolkit of early education resources including an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and lesson plans. It is focussed on encouraging respect for cultural diversity and tackling racial prejudice in early childhood settings.
This national data report, published online July 2016, summarises the latest available data across a range of areas that impact on the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of immigrant and refugee women. The data in this report has been obtained from a variety of sources ranging from
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
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