MYSA provides information, advice, training and other support to the youth, community, multicultural and government sectors to enable them to more effectively respond to the needs of multicultural youth.
This work is informed by research undertaken in partnership with universities in South Australia and other states, the findings of which are used to inform innovative and responsive policy and service responses.
MYSA facilitates inter-state, inter-sectoral, and inter-agency partnerships and connections to build sector capacity and cultural competency.
Whether it is through research or on-the-ground work with youth at risk, MYSA has a long history of working in partnership with others to improve life chances for multicultural young people.
MYSA has delivered numerous cross-cultural presentations and training workshops to a diverse range of services across service sectors including housing, employment, health and mental health, youth justice, child protection, and settlement.
The effectiveness of MYSA's training is evidenced in the consistently positive feedback received from policy makers, program managers and frontline workers.
Hundreds of government and non government organisations, schools, universities, sporting bodies and private businesses have accessed customised training.
To find out more about the training offered by MYSA, complete the online training request form below.
MYSA has established a strong research agenda to inform service development, delivery and evaluation as well as our policy and advocacy work as a state representative body.
Our research covers the breadth of young people's experiences. This includes:
The migration experience.
Settlement issues and needs.
Education, training and employment.
Young people and public space.
Young women's health and wellbeing.
Youth at risk.
MYSA has also collaborated on a range of research projects with various universities and researchers, such as:
Rebuilding life after migration – Settlement Experiences of Refugee and Migrant Youth
Australian Research Council – University of South Australia, University of Technology Sydney, Newcomer Center of Peel (Canada), Institute for Multicultural Counseling & Education Services (United States), Australian Migrant Resource Centre.
Community and Radicalisation – An Examination of Perceptions, Ideas, Beliefs and Solutions throughout Australia
Australian Multicultural Foundation
Young African Refugees’ Experiences of Peace and Violence in South Australia
University of South Australia, PhD candidate
Multicultural Youth Issues in Australia
Australian Research Alliance for Children
Refugee youth and their transition from school to further education, training and employment
Australian Research Council – University of South Australia, University Of Adelaide, Australia
The CALD Youth Census Report 2014 - The First Australian Census Data Analysis Of Young People From Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
Australian Population and Migration Research Centre (APMRC), Geography, Environment and Population School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide on behalf of the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) Australia
MYSA has developed a range of resources and tools to support agencies across service sectors to effectively work with multicultural young people.
MYSA is committed to sharing its research and policy and practice experience with other stakeholders. A range of tools and resources are available free of charge for the youth, community, government and multicultural sectors to enable them to effectively support multicultural young people.
MYSA offers students on placement an opportunity to:
Learn about the role, function and operation of a state representative advisory, advocacy and service delivery body.
Work with and learn from trained professionals.
Become involved in a range of program areas.
Gain practical experience to become effective workers.
Develop knowledge and skills in specific areas of interest.
Network and establish contacts in the field
If you are considering a career in this field or want to find out more, please fill out the form below. Please note we only accept applicants who are university students with social work backgrounds.