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August 2016 Newsletter Edition

eCALD® 11th News Edition

This edition announces the extended early bird registration for the coming International Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing Conference – DON’T MISS THIS EXTENSION. It also brings to you an exciting opportunity to hear from an international speaker at the September Cross Cultural Interest Group seminar. It promotes the Chinese Families Autism Support Group, the Refugee Youth Mental Health forum, the newly published Superu 4th Families and Whanau Status Report and introduces the ActivAsian programme as well the Culture No Excuse for Abuse booklet in multiple languages.


6th International Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing Conference [September 2016]

The upcoming conference has a great line up of speakers. Mai Chen will be presenting an opening address on “The Need for a Superdiversity Framework for health services and policy making” and we have international and local speakers to present on maternal health and perinatal mental health; health and wellbeing of older people; primary health and community care; as well as cultural competency and workforce development. Early bird registration has been extended to 16th August 2016. DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY.

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Cross-Cultural Interest Group: The Screening and Early Intervention of Chinese Women with Perinatal Mental Health Problems in the community [September 2016]

The Cross Cultural Interest Group is jointly hosting an evening Cross Cultural Interest Group session with the University of Auckland Centre for Asian & Ethnic Minority Health Research (CAHRE) and eCALD® Services. The international speaker, Dr Bonnie Siu, will be presenting a topic on "Screening and Early Intervention of Chinese Women with Perinatal Mental Health Problems in the Community” on 6th September, 2016 at the School of Population, Tamaki Campus, Auckland New Zealand. DON’T MISS OUT…we have limited spaces, RSVP is required. Live webcast is also available.

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Refugee Forum

Refugee Youth Mental Health Forum [August 2016]

The Auckland Regional Refugee Health Network is hosting an evening forum titled “Refugee Youth Mental Health” at the Wesley Community Centre, Auckland, New Zealand on 24th August 2016. This forum is useful and relevant for individuals working in primary health or community organisatons and engages with refugee youth with mental health issues and attendees can gain CPD/CNE credits. RVSP is required.

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Chinese Families Autism Meeting

Chinese Families Autism Support Group Meeting [August 2016]

The Parent and Family Resource Centre (trading as Disability Connect) is hosting another Chinese Families Autism Support Group meeting on 16th August 2016 at Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand. RSVP is required.

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F&W Status Report 2016

Families and Whanau Status Report [2016]

Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) has recently published their 4th Annual Families Status Report that measures and monitors the wellbeing of New Zealand families. The report says that Asian families are more vulnerable than other ethnic groups despite doing reasonably well financially. There are other interesting findings.



Introducing ActivAsian – Harbour Sport

The “ActivAsian” programme is developed by Harbour Sport in 2009. It has been achieving very good results with increased accessibility to information about sport and recreational opportunities for the Asian community, improved capability of the Regional Sport Organisations and clubs in engaging the Asian communities, and increased sporting opportunities in the Asian community. There are more information about the programme and related news relating to the levels of participation in sport and physical recreation among Asian New Zealanders.

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Culture no Excuse for Abuse

Culture no Excuse for Abuse [in multiple languages]

This booklet is produced by the Ministry of Social Development, Family Violence IT’S NOT OKAY Programme. It is for migrant and refugee communities in New Zealand and contains information about family violence and where to get help. The booklet is available in English, Farsi, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi and Korean.


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