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Stat Planet - Education

Author(s): StatPlanet

Date: October, 2011

Summary

StatPlanet is a browser-based interactive data visualization and mapping application. You are able to visually see globlal comparisons on limited schooling, GDP on education, teachers, quality of education, language distribution, health, population, politics, economy and development, and much more.


Website: http://www.sacmeq.org/statplanet/StatPlanet.html?l=Rate%20of%20primary%20school%20age%20children%20out%20of%20school%20-%20total

Teaching Refugees with Limited Formal Schooling

Author(s): Calgary Board of Education

Date: October, 2011

Summary

The Teaching Refugees with Limited Formal Schooling website is a resource dedicated to enhancing the capacity of educators to work effectively with the sub-group of English Language Learners who face additional challenges as a result of the circumstances of their migration and their lack of opportunity for prior schooling.

This website provides access to information – publications, educational materials, exemplars from the field – that promote effective programming for students of this profile. It looks at student background, instructional programming, youth learners, and socio-emotional support.

 


Website: http://www.teachingrefugees.com/

Regional effects on the mental health of immigrant children: Results from the New Canadian Children and Youth Study (NCCYS)

Author(s): Morton Beiser, Nelly Zilber, Laura Simich, Rafael Youngmann, Ada H. Zohar, Busha Taa, Feng Hou

Date: October, 2011

Summary

Children in immigrant families from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the Philippines living in Toronto and Montreal are at higher risk of Emotional Problems than children in immigrant families in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver (Beiser et al., 2010). The current publication explores human capital, social capital, institutional receptivity, and perceptions of welcome as explanations for regional disparities. Parent’s lack of linguistic fluency, and depressive symptoms provided the most likely explanation for Montreal’s mental health disadvantage. Immigrant human and social capital, poor home-school relationships, marginalization, and lack of neighborhood organization contributed to the prediction of risk for emotional problems among immigrant children in Toronto, but may not fully account for differences between Toronto and Vancouver.

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Document: 1318373766_Regional_effects_mental_health_immigrant_children_May_2011.pdf

Predictors of emotional problems and physical aggression among children of Hong Kong Chinese, Mainland Chinese and Filipino immigrants to Canada

Author(s): Morton Beiser, Hayley Hamilton, Joanna Anneke Rummens, Jacqueline Oxman-Martinez, Linda Ogilvie, Chuck Humphrey, Robert Armstrong

Date: October, 2011

Summary

Data from the New Canadian Children and Youth Study (NCCYS), a national study of immigrant children and youth in Canada, are used to examine the mental health importance of universal determinants i.e. ethnic background, acculturative stress, prejudice, and the impact of region of resettlement within Canada, as well as of immigration-specific factors i.e. age, gender, family and neighbourhood characteristics. The study examined the determinants of emotional problems and physical aggression in a sample of children from Hong Kong, the Philippines and Mainland China.


Document: Predictors_Emotional_Problems_HK

Multilingual Fact Sheets on Mental Health Issues

Author(s): Here to Help

Date: October, 2011

Summary

Understanding mental health and substance use issues and how to get help can be hard for anyone, but it can sometimes be even more difficult to talk about in some cultural communities. These multilingual fact sheets on mental health topics such as depression, anxiety disorders, post-trumatic stress disorders, suicide, addiction, and more. These fact sheets were developed and tested through a community process to make sure the translations are accurate as well as sensitive.

Languages include: Arabic,Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Farsi (Persian)/ Dari, French, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, and Vietnamese.

 


Website: http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/other-languages

Inequities in Early Childhood Development What the data say

Author(s): UNICEF

Date: October, 2011

Summary

This study provides an analysis of critical childcare practices and aspects of children’s home environments based on data gathered through Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys in select countries.


Document: Inequities in Early Childhood Development What the data say (.pdf)

School Health Manual - Services available for school-aged children

Author(s): Vancouver Coastal Health

Date: October, 2011

Summary

Every year the Vancouver School Health Manual is published to help Vancouver school staff access the health care services provided by Vancouver Coastal Health for school-aged children and youth. 

Topics include: multicultural health services, public health, immunizations, dental, mental health, nutrition, children with special needs, body image, and more. Revisions are posted to this site throughout the school year.


Website: http://vch.ca/?section_id=6307&section_copy_id=9463

Age at Immigration and the Education Outcomes of Children

Author(s): Miles Corak, Statistics Canada

Date: October, 2011

Summary

The education outcomes of a cohort of immigrants who arrived in Canada as children were examined using the 2006 Census, and it was found that there may be a distinct pattern in the risk of immigrant children graduating from high school according to age at arrival. The risks of not completing high school do not vary according to age at arrival up to about the age of 9, with children arriving after that age appearing to face a distinct and growing increase in the risk that they will not graduate. Children who migrate may face different challenges in attaining high school credentials, according to their age at immigration, as a result of sensitive periods in the acquisition of a second language or the structure of the education system.


Website: Age at Immigration

Family Lifestyle Assesstment Tool

Author(s): BC Children's Hospital

Date: August, 2011

Summary

 This simple tool was created for families to assess the healthiness of their lifestyles.


Document: Family Lifestyle Assessment Tool (.doc)

Cities of Migration

Author(s): Maytree Foundation

Date: July, 2011

Summary

Cities of Migration showcases good practices in the integration of urban migrants and promotes innovative ideas that create equity, social cohesion and urban prosperity. It features "Good Ideas in Integration," a collection of city-level practices that provide innovative and practical approaches to the integration of urban migrants. Each profile includes tips, contact information, further reading, and city data to help you use and adapt these practices locally, wherever you live and work.

Good Ideas include employment, labour force integration and the economic contribution of migrants to the city; settlement, housing and the day-to-day lives of migrants in the city; language learning and the educational needs of immigrants and their families; civic participation of migrants in city life and cross-cultural understanding between migrants and the broader community; and urban planning, built form, and infrastructure design, including strategic planning and local environmental initiatives.

Website: http://citiesofmigration.ca/


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