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Winners of March 2021 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the March 2021 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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65th Edition

This edition features exciting conferences in May and June; as well as the launch of the International Student Online Resources by Asian Family Services; and more.

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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.

Training for "Interpreting remotely in the healthcare setting" for interpreters

eCALD® has launched a set of guidelines and training for interpreters since 2nd April 2020. The following guidelines and practical skills training provide understanding and knowledge on how to interpret effectively when interacting remotely with health practitioners and clients.

Guidelines and training for "Working with remote interpreters" for health practitioners

eCALD® has rolled out a set of guidelines and training for practitioners on 27th March 2020.  The following guidelines and training provide essential knowledge and practical skills on how to provide effective remote services to non-English speaking clients when engaging a remote interpreter over the telephone or video conferencing.

Chinese Families Autism Support Group [Tuesday 17th March 2020]

The Parent and Family Resource Centre (trading as Disability Connect) is delighted to announce the Chinese Families Autism Support Group meeting in March.

eCALD® Cross-cultural interest group news: “Developments in psychopharmacology”

Our sincere appreciation to our amazing presenter from India, Chittaranjan Andrade M.D., for his generosity to take time out of his busy schedule to come to New Zealand to share with us his expertise in clinical psychopharmacology and his extensive research in this area, which have won him numerous international and national awards.