The Multicultural Youth Affairs Network (MYAN) ACT seeks to improve supports for multicultural young people, strengthen multicultural youth services (locally and nationally), strengthen connections between 'mainstream' and multicultural youth services, and raise the profile of multicultural youth issues in the ACT.
MYAN ACT has a focus on sector development to improve the capacity of services to support young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This includes young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, asylum seekers and newly arrived young people, as well as first and second generation Australians.
MYAN ACT is affiliated with the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN Australia). Click here for more information about MYAN Australia.
MYAN ACT completed two surveys of services funded under the Children, Youth and Family Support Program between 2012 and 2015. The first survey in 2012 identified benchmarks by which improvements to service delivery across the ACT can be measured over time. The second survey, completed in September 2015, demonstrated that while there appears to have been progress in some areas, the sector could still use some improvement in delivering services to multicultural young people.
Click here to download the 2015 report snapshot.
Click here to download the full 2015 report.
Click here to download the full 2012 report.
MYAN ACT has developed a Cultural Competency Good Practice Guide. The Guide is a resource for both organisations and individual workers to enhance cultural competence and improve supports to multicultural young people. MYAN ACT is continuing this work through the development of an accompanying Assessment Tool and the roll out of a pilot project with identified services.
Click here to download the Guide.