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OPEN Rapid Case Study-Service Integration Program-Jewish Care

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Families and parenting, Family Violence, Safety and wellbeing

This rapid case study showcases the work of the Service Coordination Program at Jewish Care, an ethno-specific organisation. The program uses culturally aware and trauma-informed support to cater to the diverse needs Jewish community members (generally under 65 years old) experiencing social and/or structural disadvantage.


OPEN Rapid Case Study-Tarrengower Prison Family Video Visits Pilot Program-VACRO

Children, Client Engagement, Families and parenting, Safety and wellbeing

This rapid case study talks about a Family Video Visit Program by VACRO which facilitated a virtual connection between children and their incarcerated mothers. The program relieved children from the stress of visiting a prison and helped maintain the parent-child bond. This supported mothers in their reintegration journey after leaving the prison.


Rapid Case Study: Youth Leadership Program – Centre for Multicultural Youth

Client Engagement, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Mental Health, Young People

This case study sheds a light on the Youth Leadership Program Area at Centre for Multicultural Youth. It talks about principles and values which respect the views and abilities of young people from diverse backgrounds, and has transferable lessons for all kinds of youth participation models.


OPEN Rapid Case Study: Early Years Program-Brotherhood of St Laurence

Client Engagement, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Early years, Families and parenting, Safety and wellbeing

This case study sheds light on a early years program which takes a culturally responsive approach to work with families from refugee and migrant backgrounds. It focuses on building connections and providing confidence to parents to support their children.

OPEN Event Review – Unpacking the Invisible: examining domestic and family violence in culturally diverse communities

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Family Violence

This event review, completed by OPEN, highlights the key insights from this event hosted by Settlement Services International (SSI) in November 2020. It featured a panel discussion on unpacking the invisible struggles of domestic violence victims within our migrant and refugee communities. The panel was made up of preeminent representatives and advocates and identified areas of persistent concern which have been further exacerbated by COVID.

OPEN Research/Policy Snapshot: Children and young people on the edge of care, out of home and alone

Families and parenting, Homelessness, Young People

This resource highlights the key findings, recommendations and takeaways from this July 2020 report by the Brotherhood of St. Laurence. The report explores the inadequacies of existing service provisions for children and young people aged 10-16 years who do not qualify for statutory removal but who cannot remain at home due to family conflict.

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