The following resources will assist carers to support culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children and young people.

Department for Child Protection information sheet

This information sheet provides tips to carers to about forming a cultural understanding, and helping their CALD child or young person maintain connections to their culture and respond to racism.

Culturally Sensitive Practice in Out of Home Care guide

The Culturally Sensitive Practice guide is a good practice guide to support CALD children and young people in out of home care. It provides evidence-based tips and resources to support culturally sensitive practice for family-based carers and staff working with CALD children and young people.

Practical guide to providing services to Muslim people

This practical guide written by the Muslim Women’s Association and STTARS aims to increase understanding and address common issues for those who work with and care for Muslim people.

List of government and community organisations

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet has a list of state government, Commonwealth and key community service organisations with responsibilities for multicultural affairs and services that support our diverse communities.

Community organisations

AMES Australia provides settlement services to newly arrived refugees and humanitarian entrants.

The Australian Migrant Resource Centre specialises in migrant settlement and community capacity building. They provide a parenting and family support program and crèche services in metropolitan and regional South Australia.

The Australian Refugee Association supports newly arrived communities and individuals to participate in Australian life. Their youth support services include a drop-in youth hangout, homework club, art workshops and learners permit preparation course.

The Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia supports and advocates for all people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Their activities include a Carer retreat program, youth engagement groups, multicultural playgroups, and parent, grandparent and carer educational sessions.

Multicultural Youth SA provides a range of services and support programs for multicultural young people living in South Australia. See their Facebook page for latest updates.

PEACE (Personal Education And Community Empowerment) is a service of Relationships Australia SA and works with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, regardless of their visa status. PEACE provides services that help individuals, families and communities to overcome barriers and achieve happy and healthy relationships.

STTARS provides counselling and support services for people of all ages who have experienced persecution, war, violence or human rights violations before to coming to Australia or are having difficulties as a result.

Welcoming Australia runs the Welcoming Centre in suburban Adelaide which has support services and community events for people from diverse backgrounds. It also coordinates the Welcoming Futures Leadership program which fosters leadership skills in young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Page last updated: 13 August 2020