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 (find below), 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.
In case you missed it - Launch of Not Just "Ticking a Box": Youth participation with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds
Last week MYAN launched an important new resource at the International Metropolis Conference in Sydney. Not Just "Ticking a Box": Youth participation with young people from refugee and migrant backgroundsis a new publication which serves as a comprehensive guide for good practice in engaging and enhancing the participation of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. This resource aims to help organisations consider ways they can support and enable young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to participate in decisions that affect them.
Converging theory and practice, the resource includes a participation model outlining barriers, opportunities and ways to address barriers to the participation of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, examples of good practice through national and local case studies and a practical top tips and checklist section.
Andrew Cummings, author of the resource, will be discussing youth participation as one of the Good Practice Capabilities of the National Youth Settlement Framework in the upcoming MYAN/CFCA webinar detailed above.
Reminder - Applications are now open for FUSE 2019
To join MYAN and other like-minded young leaders at FUSE 2019, network with public figures and decision makers and learn invaluable skills in leadership, advocacy and community organising, apply between 2 November 2018 and 6 January 2019.