Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities – MYSA 2024


Feb 29 2024


*end time may differ
9:30 am - 12:30 pm



MYSA is the state representative advisory, advocacy and service delivery body for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, the only youth-specific multicultural agency in South Australia, and one of two leading youth specific multicultural agencies in the country. MYSA is recognised locally and nationally for its leadership on migrant and refugee youth issues. Many of MYSA’s clients have high and complex needs including disability, homelessness, family breakdown, social, behavioral and mental health problems, drug and alcohol problems, disengagement from school, family and community, and a pre-migration history of trauma, loss and separation from family.

MYSA has been providing cultural awareness / competency training for fifteen years to a number of agencies and we pride ourselves on delivering information, interactive and inclusive training.

What we cover:
About Multicultural Youth SA (MYSA)
What is cultural competence
Definitions and statistics (refugee, migrant and asylum seekers)
The refugee experience
Case studies
Factors impacting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds
Barriers to services
Implications for workers
How to engage with young people effectively
Challenges faced by CALD, Children and Families in the Child Protection System
Department for Child Protection responses
Common reasons underpinning entry to CPS
Contributing factors to family violence
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Using Interpreters
Advice for intervention

Course Duration: 3 hours (online via Zoom) Locations is a dynamic organisation servicing the South Australian communities the Limestone Coast, Murraylands, Riverland, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

Our mission is for all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships.

Please find our service locations here or use our contact form to request a service.

Mount Gambier
Head office and Foster Care

70-72 White Avenue Mount Gambier, SA 5290
PO Box 1842 Mount Gambier SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Community Centre

22-24 Ferrers Street Mount Gambier, SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Family Relationship Centre

1 Helen Street (cnr Bay Road) Mount Gambier, SA 5290
9am to 5pm
10:30am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
Later by appt
9am to 5pm

Berri Community Centre
Servicing the Riverland

5 Kealley Street Street Berri, SA 5343
PO Box 1345 Berri, SA 5343
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Murraylands Centre
Servicing the Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula

29 Bridge Street Murray Bridge, SA 5253
PO Box 2090 Murray Bridge, SA 5253
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Community Centre

57-59 George Street Millicent, SA 5280
PO Box 378 Millicent, SA 5280
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
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