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eCALD® 48th News Edition. October 2019

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

Kia ora and welcome to our 48th edition

This edition brings you the following news:

  • New course
    eCALD® is launching the new “Working with Communicable Diseases with CALD Clients” face-to-face course.
  • New publication
    ‘Understanding death by suicide in the Asian population of Aotearoa New Zealand’ 
    [Suicide Mortality Review Committee Report 2019]
  • New video resource
    Suicide Prevention Resource for Korean People  
    [Asian Family Services]
  • News - Diversity of the New Zealand population
    [Census 2018]
  • Event - Pathways, Diversity and Inclusion Conference – Auckland
    [19-20 November 2019]
  • Event - Chinese Families Autism Family Support Group Meeting – Auckland
    [15 October]
  • News - Cross-Cultural Interest Group Newsletter
    “The need for ‘Assertive Community Treatment’ for persons with severe mental illness in ethnic minority groups” – Auckland 
  • News - Ezispeak to provide national telephone interpreting services for the public sector
    [MBIE] 
  • Translated factsheets
    New Zealand Health & Disability System – multiple languages
    [Waitemata and Auckland DHBs]
  • Translated resources
    Infant Feeding Resources in multiple languages
    [Health Promotion Agency]

A new eCALD® “Working with Communicable Diseases with CALD Clients” face-to-face course 

Pre-cutting edge

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new “Working with Communicable Diseases with CALD Clients” FACE-TO-FACE COURSE. This course is produced in collaboration with members of the Taranaki Public Health Unit as well as Dr Annette Mortensen from Auckland Regional Public Health Services (ARPHS).  The course aims to provide strategies for managing cross-cultural issues during the engagement, assessment and treatment process when working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients and their families from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds. Currently, this course is only available in face-to-face learning format, we will make an online version available at the end of February 2020 September. To book this face-to-face course for your team please contact cald@waitematadhb.govt.nz.

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NEW PUBLICATION! ‘Understanding death by suicide in the Asian population of Aotearoa New Zealand’
[Suicide Mortality Review Committee Report 2019]

CCIG

The Suicide Mortality Review Committee has just released a new report looking into some of the key issues behind the incidence of suicide in the Asian population of Aotearoa.  This report focuses on the impact of suicide on the Asian population of Aotearoa New Zealand and provides significant insights into the:

  • impact of racism on mental health, accessing support and receiving high-quality services
  • effect of shame and stigma on asking for help
  • need for culturally appropriate services – with increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse groups
  • challenging our mental health system
  • need to raise community awareness around mental health – Asian communities are still unaware of our??
  • general health and mental health system and of how to recognise mental distress. 
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Suicide Prevention Resources for Korean People
[Asian Family Services]

Asian Specific Diabetes

Did you know? South Korea has one of the highest rates of suicide deaths among developed countries. In 2019, the suicide rate was 26.9 per 100,000, which was two times higher than the average suicide rates of other OECD countries (World Population Review, 2019). The sudden, multiple deaths in a Korean family in Christchurch in 2010 was widely publicised and has left a community shocked and upset. It highlights the need for suicide prevention awareness for Koreans residing in New Zealand. Asian Family Services has developed and launched a Suicide Prevention Video Resource for Korean People on 11th November 2019 at the School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus to coincide with the National Suicide Prevention Week. The Korean language is used in the video as the intended viewers are Koreans. 

This multi-media resource addresses the following information:

  • How suicide is viewed in Korean culture
  • Why Korean immigrants are vulnerable to mental distress and suicide
  • Specific-cultural factors that may increase suicide risk
  • Warning signs of suicide, especially those which are culturally specific to Koreans
  • Suicide is preventable, how and where to get help and support
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Diversity of the New Zealand population
[Census 2018]

Asian Specific Diabetes

Stats New Zealand Census 2018 population estimates show growing diversity of the New Zealand population in terms of ethnicity, language and religion. The two fastest growing major ethnic groups are Asian and Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) at 33% and 35% respectively. With the increasing diversity, health providers are increasingly likely to encounter clients from language, experience, culture and beliefs different one's own.

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Pathways, Diversity and Inclusion Conference – Auckland
[19-20 November 2019]

Rainbow People Mental Health

The Pathways conference 2019 has gathered an exciting line up of speakers. The theme of conference is “DIVERSITIES OF MIGRATION: RACISM, DIFFERENCE AND INEQUALITIES”. Registration is open.

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Chinese Families Autism Support Group Meeting – Auckland
[15th October 2019]

Chinese Families Group

The next  Disability Connect’s Chinese Families Autism Support Group meeting in October will be presented by the founders of the COOKIE PROJECT – Eric Chuah and Graeme Haddon.  The Cookie Project is one of the arising social enterprises which started in 2018. They employ people with disabilities to make delicious cookies, sell it to support to pay these disabled employees with minimum wages. The speakers will share about what they offer to people with disabilities.  

The talk will be in English and translated into Mandarin.

Where: Social Room, Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland.  
When: 15th October 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Target audience: Chinese and Asian families raising a child with autism or other disability. Free entry, light lunch included, RSVP is required. Feel free to inform as many parents as possible.

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 “The need for ‘Assertive Community Treatment’ for persons with severe mental illness in ethnic minority groups”
[CCIG News]

CCIG News

The cross-cultural interest group (CCIG) session on the 24th of September on “The need for ‘Assertive Community Treatment’ for persons with severe mental illness in ethnic minority groups” is the last seminar for the year. The speaker,  Leota Dr Lisi Petaia, with her extensive experience treating clients from Pasifika background, gave an insightful and informative presentation on the use of holistic approach when working with Pasifika clients with severe mental illness.  It was a very engaging evening with colleagues sharing their success stories and challenges in advocating for their community groups.  A summary of the session is provided in the newsletter.

Please note: the talk was not recorded and no recording or power-point is available. We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 series.

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Ezispeak – new national telephone interpreting service provider from 1 October 2019

Ezispeak

The Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has announced in a Media Release on 6th September 2019 that Ezispeak is the new supplier for the national interpreting services and will be offering on-demand telephone interpreting services for government agencies, access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in over 180 languages. The current supplier “Language Line” will stop its operation on 30th September 2019.

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Factsheets: New Zealand Health & Disability System – multiple languages
[Waitemata and Auckland DHBs]

Ezispeak

Waitemata and Auckland DHBs have created a resource useful for newcomers providing information of essential health and disability services, how to access, costs and other support in multiple languages. It is available English, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Burmese, Japanese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Spanish

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Infant Feeding Resources in multiple languages
[Health Promotion Agency]

Ezispeak

The Health Promotion Agency has created resources in multiple languages to provide information about what, when and how to introduce solid foods at around six months of age useful for parents and caregivers to recognise the signs of infant readiness to start solid foods and the signs of infants’ feeling full. It is available in English, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi and Urdu.

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