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Winners of December 2020 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the December 2020 winners!!  Below are winners in alphabetical name order by category, as well as information about prizes and how to claim them.

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62nd Edition

This edition includes a new publication undertaken by RASNZ, culturally appropriate training offered by RASNZ, a list of general practice services available for former refugee and asylum seekers, and other news.

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eCALD Remote face-to-face CALD courses are now available

In response to the need for more contact-less training services as a result of the COVID-19 situation, eCALD Services are pleased to announce the provision of “remote face-to-face courses delivered by an educator via zoom” in addition to the current provision of e-learning courses and face-to-face courses to provide more options to our learners.

RASNZ COVID-19 Response Study

This study was commissioned to capture the experiences of Refugees as Survivors NZ (RASNZ) clinical and community services as they responded to COVID 19 and to understand the impact on service users in order to inform future mental health and well-being service provision for peoples from refugee backgrounds.

Asian Family Services Webinar for International Students

Topics covered will include: Personal safety, keeping yourself safe whether you are at home or out and about; Maintaining good health and wellbeing while studying in New Zealand; Health and travel insurance and tenancy issues for international students


Cross-Cultural Interest Group (CCIG) Zoom Webinar - 20th October 2020

eCALD® is pleased to announce our upcoming October 2020 Cross-Cultural Interest Group [CCIG] evening session.

Understanding Social Work Provision to Former Refugee and Marginalised Migrant Communities in Auckland | 2020

A collaborative group of NGOs commissioned this research report: Belong Aotearoa, UMMA Trust, RASNZ, NZ Red Cross, Asylum Seekers Support Trust, Aotearoa Resettled Community Coalition and Family Action as part of their collective roles supporting New Zealand’s former refugee and migrant background communities.

Cross Cultural Interest Group, evening seminar - 18th August 2020

eCALD® is pleased to announce our upcoming August 2020 Cross Cultural Interest Group [CCIG] evening session.

New Zealand Asian Mental Health and Wellbeing Report [2020]

The research surveyed 580 Asian New Zealanders across the country and found almost 44 per cent of them experienced some form of mental distress since the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown. The survey found high levels of anxiety and nervousness, as well as racism. 

Chinese Families Autism Support Group [21st July 2020]

Disability Connect offers monthly Chinese Families Autism Support group with information and advice for Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking families raising children with Autism in Auckland.

Ethnicity standard classification: Findings from public consultation [2019]

Stats NZ has recently published the findings from public consultation relating to ethnicity standard classification. The primary aim of the consultation was to investigate the suitability of the existing classification in meeting current and future data needs of users. The consultation sought to assess if the current classification:

RASNZ Online Symposium “Refugee Resettlement in a Time of International Change” [5th August – 26th August 2020]

Refugees As Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ) as part of their 25th Anniversary are holding an online symposium.

New Zealanders’ Perceptions of Refugees – Survey Report [2020]

Brand new publication! Refugees As Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ) has just launched their first New Zealanders’ Perceptions of Refugees Survey Report. The survey was conducted in collaboration with Colmar Brunton in April 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the level 4 lockdown.

New!! CVD Risk Assessment and Management Guidelines for Primary Care

The Ministry of Health has published new cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management guidelines for primary care.