This edition promotes the upcoming CAHRE National Symposium 2022, Changes to Refugee Settlement Service Providers and Service Provision and other news items.
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Asian Family Services (AFS), a subsidiary of the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand, is trialling a digitally enabled interpreter service.
Northland DHB, Waitemata DHB, Auckland DHB and Counties Manukau Health have collectively put together a list of service providers providing free COVID-19 Welfare Support for Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Former Refugee/Current Asylum Seeker Communities.
Refugees as Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ) has put together a handbook providing helpful knowledge and information for providers supporting Afghan and other refugee background communities in mental health services, PHOs, hospitals, community health services, schools, universities, MBIE/INZ, Red Cross, settlement support services, NGOs, ethnic community organisations and other services.
Parents Centre’s Aotearoa is offering antenatal classes in Mandarin (Chinese language) and Indian languages (eg Hindi, other Fijian and Indian dialects) in Auckland and Hamilton.
The Ministry for Ethnic Communities invites feedback from the ethnic communities on their draft Strategy to guide their work over the next four years.
RASNZ is presenting a webinar topic on “Mental health support for Afghan families/whanau with a focus on “trauma and culturally informed approach to supporting Afghan whanau during a time of crisis”.
Due to the impacts of the current COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdowns, Immigration NZ (INZ) has paused the settlement of refugees at Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa into settlement locations around New Zealand.
As part of a Ministry of Health funded research project, Asian Family Services have produced a booklet to help people manage issues associated with gambling, smoking, alcohol, drugs and emotional distress, available in four languages: English, Chinese, Korean and Hindi.
Chinese New Settlers Services Trust (CNSST) Foundation have been actively responding to the health and safety needs of the Asian community since the sudden COVID-19 lockdown.
Asian Family Services (AFS) have been responding to the health and wellbeing of the Asian community affected by COVID-19 since last year's lockdown.
In response to COVID-19, Diversity Counselling New Zealand (DCNZ) is offering free culturally responsive counselling and psychological services provided by ethnic, registered professional counsellors and clinical psychologists for migrants and former refugees from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African, and Continental European backgrounds (all age groups, all genders).
Resettlement is marked by challenges, triumphs and experiences including dealing with new systems and bureaucracy, the ever-competitive employment force and family reunification.