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September 2016 Newsletter Edition

eCALD® 12th News Edition

Exciting news!! eCALD® Services is rolling our free CALD courses to non-governmental organisations outside of Auckland and presents two BRAND new CALD resources. Additionally this edition brings to you Asian families’ views about birthing unit and two new publications. You may be interested to know there are 143 ethnic group profiles recorded in the 2013 Census Ethnic Profiles.

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Exciting News!!
Non-Governmental Organisations’ workforces across New Zealand will be eligible to access free CALD Cultural Competency Courses from 9th September 2016

eCALD® Services provides a range of online and face-to face training courses for the New Zealand health workforce to develop CALD cultural competencies, funded by the Ministry of Health via the Northern Regional Alliance Ltd. From 9th September, Non-Governmental Organisations providing health and disability services funded by the Ministry of Health or District Health Board across New Zealand will be given access to free CALD cultural competency online training and Auckland-based face-to-face courses. For further information about courses and resources, eligibility, cost and registration details please visit

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

Maternal Health

eCALD® Services is launching the NEW Maternal Health for CALD Women Resource [2016]

A BRAND NEW eCALD® RESOURCE! This resource provides guidance for maternal health services and practitioners working with women during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide culturally appropriate maternal health care to CALD women and their families. It contains research materials, useful cultural assessment tools and tips and case scenarios. It is available in Online HTML (which has additional video scenarios), PDF and Paperback formats.


Dementia Guidelines

BRAND NEW CALD Guidelines for Dementia Patients in ARC [2016]

CHECK THIS OUT!! This is a NEW resource. It provides guidelines for support staff working in Aged Residential Care Services to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide culturally appropriate care to CALD Older People with dementia and their families. It describes (a) the core competencies required when working with CALD older residents with dementia; (b) the provision of cultural appropriate support for families and CALD residents to improve residents’ experience; and (c) the best practice guidelines when working with CALD dementia residents.


Chinese Families Autism Meeting

Chinese Families Autism Support Group Meeting [September 2016]

The Parent and Family Resource Centre (trading as Disability Connect) is delighted to announce the Chinese Families Autism Support Group meeting on 20th September 2016 at Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand. RSVP is required.

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Have you heard the feedback from Asian families on the Waitemata DHB: Primary Birthing Unit Consultation 2016?

In November 2015, the Auckland DHB and Waitemata DHB collaboration maternity plan was launched. The plan included a strategy to increase the number of primary birthing beds across the region. In order to understand the needs of the community and the level of support for primary birthing units (PBUs) and to further understand which delivery models would be most acceptable to the community, the Waitemata DHB Board undertook community consultation to canvas views. A full report is available and you can find the feedback from Asian families.

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Statistics NZ

2013 Census ethnic group profiles

Did you know that Statistics NZ has produced profiles for 143 ethnic groups recorded in the 2013 Census? The profiles give an overview of people in these ethnic groups living in New Zealand. Topics covered in the profiles include population, languages spoken, education, income, housing, and households. There’s a profile for each ethnic group with a population of at least 100 people. Comparisons with the larger ethnic groups – European, Pacific peoples, Asian, and Middle Eastern/Latin American/African – and with the total New Zealand population are also made.


Stakeholder View

Stakeholder views on factors influencing the wellbeing and health sector engagement of young Asian New Zealanders [2016]

This article presents findings from in-depth interviews with key stakeholders whose professional activities were largely focused on the wellbeing of Asian young people. Six broad themes were identified as priority areas that need further exploration. The research highlighted the importance of engaging with Asian youth to collaborate on research and co-design responsive primary health care services in a multicultural setting.


Older Asian Immigrant

Older Asian Immigrants’ Participation As Cultural Enfranchisement [2016]

Research evidence suggests that older immigrants’ resettlement in a new host country is hindered by limited opportunities to engage within communities in deeply familiar ways, using culturally meaningful occupations. A recent study concluded that older Asian immigrants contribute to social capital; yet there is little understanding of how they go about doing so. This New Zealand study examined how older Chinese, Indian, and Korean immigrants’ participation contributes to civic society. The findings are presented in the article.


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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.

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