RESOURCES & PUBLICATIONS

MYAN produces a range of publications as part of its policy and sector development work. These include policy papers, sector resources, event reports, case studies and journal articles. 

National Youth Settlement Framework
About NYSF

The National Youth Settlement Framework is Australia’s first evidence-based guide for supporting good practice and measuring settlement outcomes for young people.

Developed by the MYAN through consultation with young people, government and the youth and settlement sectors, the Framework is designed to enable services to respond more effectively to the needs of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. It supports the provision of targeted support to ensure young people reach their potential to be active participants in and contributors to Australian society.

National Training

Training on the NYSF is delivered across Australia through our partners. Training has also been delivered to providers of the Youth Transitions Support (YTS) services, to the hYEPP (headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program) providers, and targeted workshops were held in QLD, NSW and VIC on using the NYSF Assessment Guides to apply the Framework in practice. MYAN also delivered 2-day training on the NYSF in Wellington, New Zealand, to the New Zealand Red Cross, to support their work in youth settlement

FRAMEWORK TRAINING

The training is targeted to staff and volunteers from government and non-government organisations who seek to strengthen their knowledge and practice supporting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. It is suitable for those working in both direct service and policy or programming roles.

Training is delivered as interactive professional development and can be tailored to your needs. It explores:

  • How practitioners and policy-makers can incorporate the Framework into their work, including using the Framework Assessment Tools
  • Factors contributing to good settlement outcomes for young people
  • Good practice in facilitating active citizenship

All participants receive copies of the Framework, including additional resources and tools. This training is linked to a range of competencies in the VET sector Training Packages for Community Services and Health.

Contact our partners for details on NYSF training in your state/territory.

Youth Settlement Trends Data Reports
MYAN Data Report: Youth Settlement Trends in Australia 2016-2017

MYAN Australia has released a Data Report on Youth Settlement Trends 2016-2017. This report provides a comprehensive overview of national trends in youth settlement in the Humanitarian and broader Migration Programme, looking at demographic data, state/territory trends, religion, English language and visa sub-classes.

Read the Report here.  Download the Snapshot here.

Humanitarian Youth Arrivals to Australia Information Sheet 2015-16

This resource provides national data on humanitarian youth arrivals for the period June 2015-16. MYAN has produced Information Sheets annually by financial year since 2008. This information sheet is the first place this data has been compiled nationally and provides an important snapshot of settlement trends and patterns in youth settlement to Australia through this migration program. It also provides some analysis of the issues impacting young people in the settlement context.

Humanitarian Youth Arrivals to Australia Information Sheet 2014-15

This resource provides national data on humanitarian youth arrivals for the period June 2014-15. MYAN has produced Information Sheets annually by financial year since 2008. This information sheet is the first place this data has been compiled nationally and provides an important snapshot of settlement trends and patterns in youth settlement to Australia through this migration program. It also provides some analysis of the issues impacting young people in the settlement context.

Humanitarian Youth Arrivals to Australia Information Sheet 2013-14

This resource provides national data on humanitarian youth arrivals for the period June 2013-14. MYAN has produced Information Sheets annually by financial year since 2008. This information sheet is the first place this data has been compiled nationally and provides an important snapshot of settlement trends and patterns in youth settlement to Australia through this migration program. It also provides some analysis of the issues impacting young people in the settlement context.

Humanitarian Youth Arrivals to Australia Information Sheet 2008-13

This resource provides national data on humanitarian youth arrivals for the period June 2008-13. MYAN has produced Information Sheets annually by financial year since 2008. This information sheet is the first place this data has been compiled nationally and provides an important snapshot of settlement trends and patterns in youth settlement to Australia through this migration program. It also provides some analysis of the issues impacting young people in the settlement context.

Research & Practice Reports
2019 The Multicultural Youth Australia Census Status Report 2017/2018

The Multicultural Youth Australia Census Status Report 2017/2018 is the first ever status report and national study of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

The Report presents rich insights into how young people from diverse cultural backgrounds and faring socially, economically and culturally, highlighting the complex and sometimes conflicting values, opportunities, challenges and aspirations of these cohorts.

Among key insights, the report found that young people from diverse backgrounds feel a strong sense of belonging in Australia, despite experiencing concerning rates of racial discrimination. They were also found to have significant family connections and responsibilities, while facing barriers to employment, with a rate of almost 50% of underemployment among survey respondents. Overall, the report illustrates young multicultural people in Australia as optimistic, highly engaged and possessing unique intercultural skills and resilience that positions them to thrive in Australian society.

2018 Not Just Ticking a Box: Youth participation with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds

Not Just “Ticking a Box”: Youth participation with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds is 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.

2017 BRIGHT FUTURES: Spotlight on the wellbeing of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds

MYAN and VicHealth recently commissioned The Bright Futures: Spotlight on the wellbeing of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds report by CSIRO’s Data 61. The report looks at how emerging global trends impact young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Read the report here and its key points here

 

Bright Futures in the media:
Migrant and Refugee Students Struggle to Find Work in Australia
New report identifies trends impacting young refugees and migrants’ wellbeing

2017 Desk Review of Programming Guidelines for Adolescents & Youth in Emergencies: Education, Health, Livelihoods & Durable Solutions

A collaboration between MYAN Australia, the RET International, INEE and NRC to strengthen a focus on youth and adolescents in programming. This desk review demonstrates need to put adolescents & youth at the centre of programmatic guidelines.

2014 Young People Creating Change: a toolkit for developing advocacy skills with young people

MYAN and the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) are pleased the launch an exciting resource, Young People Creating Change: a toolkit for developing advocacy skills with young people.

The Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) partnered with MYAN to adapt AYAC’s original toolkit, to ensure that it is inclusive of young people from CaLD backgrounds.

The new Toolkit is designed as a resource for young people and those who work with young people, to deliver a 2-day introductory training program.  This program includes an introduction to advocacy activities and skills; the opportunity to explore how young people might apply these skills and promote their own ideas; and practical strategies for creating change in their community. It encourages young people to build on their existing experience, knowledge and stories.

2014 The CALD Youth Census Report: The First Australian Census Data Analysis of Young People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds.

This brief report provides broad data on key demographics related to these population groups based on Australian Census data from 2011. The report looks at education, employment, and family and living arrangements for CALD and refugee youth and compares these data with that of each state by geographical boundaries to highlight finer spatial variations in population trends.

2012 Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors (UHMs) in Australia: an overview of national support arrangements and key emerging issues

MYAN developed this policy paper to explore key emerging issues in relation to the care and support of this group of young people. The paper provides a national overview of the support arrangements for UHMs across Australia, as well as key emerging issues in relation to the care and support of this group of young people.

Case Studies & Fact Sheets
Good Practice Case Studies - Settlement Programs

Conference Reports
2017 MYAN National Conference Snapshot

Young People in a Multicultural World: rethinking a new policy and practice agenda was hosted by MYAN Australia in partnership with the Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, on 23rd and 24th November 2017. The conference was designed to investigate how research, policy and practice can best respond into the future, through exploration of the themes of ‘Global Citizenship’, ‘Education to Work’ and ‘Social Cohesion’.
This report provides a snapshot of the conference proceedings and key conference findings.

 

2016 FUSE National Multicultural Youth report

After the success of FUSE 2014, Australia’s second ever national multicultural youth summit, FUSE 2016 was held in Melbourne from December 6-9, 2016. Working with the themes ‘Connect’, ‘Ignite’ and ‘Trailblaze’, FUSE bought together 35 young people from across Australia to network with peers, share perspectives and ideas, and engage with experienced advocates, MPs and other decision-makers. Read more about FUSE in the summit report.

2014 FUSE National Multicultural Youth report

In October 2014, MYAN (Australia) hosted ‘FUSE’ – Australia’s first ever national multicultural youth summit. Held in Sydney, and working with the themes of ‘Connect’, ‘Ignite’ and ‘Trail-blaze’ , FUSE brought together 40 of the brightest multicultural young leaders from across Australia to put a multicultural lense on national youth issues. FUSE equipped young people with the skills, confidence and networks to become influential Australians. Read more about FUSE 2014 in the summit report.

2013 Refugee Youth in Focus National Forum Report

The MYAN was proud to auspice Australia’s first national conference on refugee young people in partnership with the University of Sydney Law School.  With over 300 representatives working across the education, employment, health, settlement and migration law fields, the forum was a unique and exciting opportunity to engage in the issues facing children and young people in the asylum and settlement contexts, and the sectors supporting them. The conference provided an important platform to explore good targeted approach to youth settlement. Read more in the Forum Report.

Activities Reports
MYAN Report on Activities 2017-18

MYAN has released a report on its activities for 2017-18 in policy, advocacy and research, youth leadership and engagement, sector development and international engagement.

Click here to see what MYAN have been up to.

 

Snapshot of MYAN Australia's work 2007-2017

A 10 year snapshot of MYAN’s work and achievements from 2007-2017.

Webinars
2018 Working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds: Applying the National Youth Settlement Framework in mainstream services

Presented by Andrew Cummings (MYAN Acting National Coordinator), Sally Thompson (MYAN TAS) and hosted by Child Family Community Australia (CFCA), this webinar explored good practice when working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, using the MYAN’s  national Youth Settlement Framework (YSF).

This webinar built 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 examined 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 also shared the experiences of a recent collaboration facilitated by Multicultural Youth Tasmania to embed the framework within a mainstream youth-focused program.

A full recording of this webinar is available on YouTube.

The audio, transcript and presentation slides are available here.

2017 Supporting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds: Good practice and measuring settlement outcomes

This webinar with the Australian Institute of Family Studies, presented by Nadine Liddy, Heather Stewart, Pilar Rioseco and John De Maio (March 2017) discusses the implementation of the National Youth Settlement Framework, providing examples of community based initiatives and practical strategies for supporting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Check it out here.

2015 Good practice with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds

Presented by Nadine Liddy (MYAN National Coordinator), Heather Stewart (CMY Regional Coordinator) and hosted by Child Family Community Australia (CFCA), this webinar explored good practice when working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, using the MYAN’s  national Youth Settlement Framework (YSF).

The webinar audio and slides are available here and you can access a range of resources on the CFCA website.

Articles
2013 Multicultural Young People in Australia: Exploring structural barriers to education and employment

Writing for FECCA Mosaic, Nadine Liddy, MYAN National Coordinator, writes that a targeted response at both the policy and service delivery levels is essential to address structural to address structural barriers and support young people’s sustained participation and engagement in Australian society.

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