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Winners of February 2021 eCALD Anniversary Prizes

Congratulations to the February 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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64th Edition

This edition promotes the "Free Counselling and Psychological Services in Multiple Languages"and the "Chinese Service Development Project", as well as other news.

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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.

The 100 Most-Spoken Languages in the World

Human beings have so many ways to express themselves.

Mandarin and English languages are the most-spoken languages in the world. There are more than 7,000 regularly spoken vernaculars in the world.

RASNZ Symposium 2020 – Save the date!

Refugee Resettlement in New Zealand – Future Horizons

Coronavirus (COVID-19) translated resources

The Auckland Regional Public Health Services (ARPHS) have published Coronavirus (COVID-19) translated resources on their website for sharing with Asian and ethnic communities.

ACMA Conference 2020

Overcoming barriers to Asian health