MYAN & MYAN TAS present national webinar


MYAN’s Acting National Coordinator, Andrew Cummings and MYAN TAS’ Multicultural Youth Tasmania (MYT) Program Team Leader, Sally Thompson presented a national webinar this week in collaboration with Child Family Community Australia (Australian Institute of Family Studies) on Working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds: Applying the National Youth Settlement Framework in mainstream services.

Over 200 participants attended the webinar from a diverse pool of organisations, engaging in discussion and a Q&A on applying the National Youth Settlement Framework and MYAN’s new Youth Participation resource. The webinar will be available soon on the Australian Institute of Family Studies website.

About the webinar

With one in five young Australians aged 12–24 years born overseas according to 2016 Census data, young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds are a large part of our community. They can also face unique challenges in building a new life in Australia.The National Youth Settlement Framework was launched by MYAN in 2015 with input by young people, government and the sector. The first of its kind, the framework provides a basis for  a targeted and consistent approach in planning, delivering and evaluating programs and activities that have been designed help newly arrived young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to settle well in Australia.

This webinar will build upon previous webinars hosted with MYAN to focus on recent developments with the National Youth Settlement Framework and how it can be applied in mainstream services. The webinar will examine newly developed assessment guides designed to support the planning and evaluation of programs and activities for young people, as well as the launch of a new resource focusing on the participation of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, which is one of the Good Practice Capabilities outlined in the framework. The webinar will also share the experiences of a recent collaboration facilitated by Multicultural Youth Tasmania to embed the framework within a mainstream youth-focused program.