Mar 22nd 2016

Cultural Case Workers for Refugee Population

Families from culturally diverse backgrounds require culturally appropriate interventions and service delivery, alongside the management of complex psycho-social issues related to the refugee experience, migration and settlement in a new society. People with disability require specialised services. For people from CALD backgrounds the disability system is difficult to understand and navigate.

Over the past ten years, the concept of cultural brokering has gained momentum internationally in disability services and rehabilitation sectors. Cultural brokers have a critical role in extending services and supports to families of children and youth with disabilities especially for new and emerging community and cultural groups.

For this reason, eCALD® have put together a few key publications that highlight the benefits of using cultural brokers/case workers in supporting the families from culturally diverse backgrounds, especially in child disability services for refugee families.

Publications

Cultural Case Workers for Refugee Population