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eCALD Newsletter 37: December 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, migrants, refugees, research, addiction, Courses, conferences, mental health

Greetings from the eCALD® team, wishing everyone a lovely festive season and the very best for 2019!


eCALD Research Commentary: December 2018 [26th Edition]

This research commentary focuses on problem gambling, drug and alcohol addiction in Asian and other ethnic minority communities.

The New Zealand and international studies address:

  • traditional world views in Chinese culture which contribute to problem gambling; barriers to accessing drug and alcohol services for culturally diverse populations;
  • a health needs analysis for problem gambling in Asian populations in New Zealand; and
  • an evidence base for providing culturally competent approaches to drug and alcohol treatment.

Brand new Working with Addiction with CALD clients face-to-face course

eCALD Services is pleased to announce the official launch of our newly developed face-to-face “Working with Addiction with CALD clients course” to improve cultural competency in the provision of problem gambling, substance abuse, alcohol and gaming addiction services in New Zealand.

We have produced this course in collaboration with Asian Family Services at the request of DAPAANZ (the professional association for people working in addiction treatment). The course was successfully piloted and evaluated with excellent results.

Completing this course will entitle you to claim 10 professional development points. The online version of this course will be launched in April/May 2019 for individual course enrolment.

Find out more about this Working with Addiction with CALD clients course, inlcuding how to book a course for your team/service.

New book: Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement: Unsettling the Everyday and the Extraordinary

Author Jay Marlowe, positions refugee settlement as an ongoing transnational experience in this book, and identifies the importance of multiple belongings through several case studies in resettlement societies. It critiques the notion that meaningful settlement necessarily occurs in ‘local’ places.

The author focuses on the extraordinary events of trauma and disasters alongside the everyday lives of refugees undertaking settlement, to provide a conceptual framework that embraces and honours the complexities of working with the ‘trauma story’ and identifies approaches to see beyond it.

International Metropolis Conference

Dates: 24th to 28th June 2019.
Location: Ottawa, Canada.

The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be hosting the next International Metropolis Conference 2019 - the largest annual international gathering of world experts from academia, governments and civil society in the fields of migration, integration and diversity.

The conference’s program will reflect both Canadian and international strategies regarding immigration, integration, diversity and inclusion. International migration is at the top of the policy agenda for many countries. The conference will provide delegates from around the world with the opportunity to exchange research and best practices and to forge new partnerships through open dialogue.

Award winning project helping Colombian refugees to settle into Nelson

The project ‘Stressbusters – supporting Colombian refugees to Nelson’ is the overall winner in the Nelson Marlborough Health 2018 Health Innovation Awards (HIA). The project won the ‘Darcy Christopher Excellence Award’ at the Health Innovation Awards ceremony on 29 November at The Rutherford Hotel. The project successfully developed and rolled out a course for teaching Colombian refugees how to settle in Nelson and how to cope with the change.

Cross-Cultural Interest Group Newsletter: “Mental health of Asian LGBTI Population in Auckland”

The newsletter provides a summary of the 27th November 2018 presentation provided by Mr Seng Poh Lee (a registered psychotherapist in private practice) and Mr Yun Huang (the Asian Community Engagement Coordinator at the NZ Aids Foundation).

The presentation includes:

  • introduction to terms commonly used to describe the rainbow community;
  • medical practice of HIV prevention and treatment;
  • mental health challenges faced by the rainbow community; appropriate approaches when working with the rainbow community; and
  • ways of engaging with the Asian rainbow community with examples.

The newsletter also provides you information on how to access the recorded session.

View previous editions of this eCALD newsletter.

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CALD refers to culturally and linguistically diverse groups who are migrants and refugees from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) backgrounds.

This eCALD Newsletter is produced by the eCALD Service at the Waitemata DHB.

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  • Pegasus Health
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