New training package launched - Engage respectfully with young people
(from refugee backgrounds)
Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Parliamentary Secetary to the Minister for Social Services, recently launched a suite of training materials for working with young people from refugee backgrounds at Navitas English in Sydney.
The training materials are based on the unit of competency in the Community Services Training Package CHCYTH001: Engage respectfully with young people. They have been customised to focus on young people from refugee backgrounds.The package consists of a Trainers Guide, Participants Handbook and Assessment Guide.
A consortium of agencies (MYAN Australia, Navitas English, Margaret Piper and Associates, MDA Ltd. and AMES) worked in partnership to develop the materials.
Young people from refugee backgrounds experience settlement in ways distinct from adults and commonly navigate additional and more complex transitions than those of their Australian-born counterparts.
As an accredited unit, the materials will provide the basis for ensuring that all those working with young people from refugee backgrounds are equipped with the skills and knowledge to best meet their needs.
Click here for further information or download the training materials at www.myan.org.au/national-training-package.
MYAN (Australia) is the nationally recognised policy and advocacy body representing multicultural youth issues.