Caring for Asian Children Resource

PDF Online Resource

About this resource

This e-book and downloadable PDF resource is written for health providers caring for Asian children and young people and their families.

The purpose of this resource is to provide an overview and perspective on Asian children and their families including, their health status, health needs and the socio-cultural issues affecting Asian children’s health in New Zealand. The resource offers a general guide with strategies on how to be culturally effective and responsive to Asian families when caring for their children.

The aim of the resource is to help health providers to:

  • Gain an understanding of the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for culturally competent practice when working with Asian children and their families.

  • Be more aware and have more knowledge of the cultural practices and beliefs of Asian families in respect to birth, postnatal care, health and illness, child disability, child and adolescent mental health, grief and death and dying and the impact of these on providing healthcare services.

  • Gain skills to work effectively and broach sensitive issues with CALD children and families.

  • Apply cultural assessment tools in practice.

  • Know how to find and use resources to work with CALD children and families.

The resource contains research materials, useful cultural assessment tools and tips and case scenarios to enhance understanding


eCALD Services, Waitemata DIstrict Health Board

Recommended background learning


It is expected that viewers will:

  1. Have completed Module 1: Culture and Cultural Competency.

  2. Additionally, it is highly recommended that the readers of this resource will:

Additional valuable information on working in a culturally competent way with migrants, refugees and interpreters can be found in the following courses and supplementary resources:

To access the above courses you need to check your eligibility and how to register/enrol.

Citation information


Produced by Waitemata District Health Board, eCALD® Services

Suggested citation: Waitemata DHB, eCALD® Services (2018). Caring for Asian Children. Auckland: WDHB, eCALD® Services.

© Waitemata District Health Board [2018]

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