FUSE 2014 - Recommendations
Recommendations from FUSE 2014 include:
- Ensure that programs are targeted to the needs of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, so their particular and diverse needs are addressed and they are supported to take up opportunities that exist. Programs should be flexible, responsive and scaled to increasing and diversity of needs.
- Ensure national consistency in youth-specific ESL programs.
- Educate the mainstream Australian population about cultural diversity and advocate for more cultural awareness training focussed on young people in government services, including police.
- Support young people to better understand their rights and responsibilities through a national program that teaches young people about human rights and responsibilities in the Australian context.
- Involve family/parents in developing and implementing solutions.
- Promote activities, e.g. through the MYAN, that facilitate young people’s engagement with decisionmakers so that decision-makers hear directly from young people about their experiences and possible solutions.
- Promote national activities/events that bring young people together to share experiences, develop advocacy skills, and identify common issues and solutions to take back to the local, state/territory level.