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List of Publications Available

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Food and Nutrition
Healthy Eating and Living in Australia (2000)
Information to Shop Well, Eat Well and Feel Well – pamphlets targeted to people shortly after they have arrived in Australia,available in various community languages.
Easing the Transition (2000)
coming soon
a guide for primary health care workers addressing food and nutrition issues with new arrivals from refugee backgrounds. 
Refugee Health
Making a Healthy Start in Australia (2001) 
A booklet designed to assist people to understand and access health care services in the early settlement period,available in various community languages.
Promoting Refugee Health: A Handbook for Doctors and Other Health Care Providers Caring for People from Refugee Backgrounds (2002)
Electronic version available soon
A handbook designed to assist doctors and other health care practitioners. Second Edition.
Caring for Refugee Patients in General Practice (2002)
A Desk-top Guide (2nd Edition) – This guide has been produced to support GPs in caring for refugee patients 
Rebuilding Shattered Lives (1998) 
Rebuilding shattered Lives has been developed to assist in the improvement of services to survivors of torture and trauma. The focus of the guide is on adults and the family.
Towards a health strategy for refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria (2004)
Report to the Victorian Department of Human Services to provide the basis for the development of a state health services strategy for refugees and asylum seekers.
Schools Resources
A guide to working with young people who are refugees(1996 & 2000) 
Strategies for Providing Individual Counselling and Group Work.Includes the Kaleidoscope Program with 6 session structured group program for secondary school 1
The Rainbow Program for Children in Refugee Families (2002) 
Seven Sessions structured group program for primary aged children (age 9-12)
HealthWize-health literacy teaching resource for refugee and other ESL students (2004)
Health literacy program for secondary school aged students from refugee and other culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds learning English
School’s In for Refugees 
Whole-school Guide to Refugee Readiness (2004)
This guide aims to strengthen the capacity of school communities to promote a supportive school environment for refugee students and their families 
Human rights and refugee issues teaching resource (2004)
coming soon
Ten lesson unit that aims to develop attitudes and behaviours that promote Human Rights.
Kaleidoscope program for the classroom (2004)
Available end 2004
Ten lesson unit adapted from the Kaleidoscope Program for the mainstream classroom of both refugee and non-refugee students