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Introduction to Health Care in Australia

Introduction to Health Care in Australia contains workshop sessions on a range of health care issues that affect newly-arrived migrant and refugee families. The module enables agencies working with migrant and refugee communities to increase their access to health care systems. Introduction to Health Care in Australia is a companion publication of Strengthening Communities and was developed by the Toowoomba Agencies CALD Action Group, a collaboration of regional agency workers and community representatives and an initiative of Mercy Community Services South West Queensland.

Strengthening Communities

Strengthening Communities is designed for agencies supporting migrant and refugee families in settling in Queensland. It was developed by the Toowoomba Agencies CALD Action Group, an initiative of Mercy Community Services South West Queensland. Strengthening Communities contains training modules, facilitation methods and materials for delivering workshops on issues affecting family and community life to new arrivals in migrant and refugee communities.

Darling Downs Multicultural Services Directory 2015

With over three hundred and sixty agencies listed, the aim of the Darling Downs Multicultural Services Directory 2017 is to help service providers to access pathways into other agencies and service areas. Agencies across the Darling Downs are listed by service type and agency workers can quickly and easily find organisations working in a particular area. The Directory is developed by Mercy Community Services South West Queensland.

AWCODA Youth Mentoring Guide

The AWCODA Youth Mentoring Guide is designed to support youth mentoring projects within the African-Australian community and address some of the challenges young people face in settling in Australia. The Guide was developed by the Fatima Centre of Mercy Community Services South West Queensland in partnership with the Awulian Community Development Assocation of the South Sudanese community living in the Toowoomba region.

Secure Care Consultation Submission

The Secure Care Consultation Submission is our contribution to the current consultation around Secure Care.

 

 

 

Conference papers

  • Barton, D 2010, 'Collaborating to support CALD families', paper presented at the Research and Practice Forum, Supporting Families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities, July, Department of Communities, Brisbane.

Publications