I am a qualified community development worker and culture, family and community consultant at Japanese Interagency Group (JIG). I have conducted research and published on homelessness in mental health and Japanese settlers` communities.
My research interests are:
1. Homelessness in mental health and addiction (national and international), focusing on definition, measurement / framework and practice / service delivery.
3. Outcome measurement and comprehensive workforce development initiatives in mental health and addiction services.
4. Culturally-appropriate, responsive and best practice in mental health promotion in Asian communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
5. Japanese settlers` communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
- Location: Northland
- Qualifications: All Researchers, Masters Degree
- Ethnic Groups: Other
- Area of Expertise: Research and Evaluation, Poverty & Wealth, Asian, Drugs & Alcohol, Community Development, Cultural Diversity, Health & Wellbeing, Housing & Homelessness, Income, Poverty & Wealth, Immigrants/ Migrants & Refugees, Mental Health, Non-profit Sector
- Key Publications:
Isogai, S., & Nakhid, C. (2015). The resettlement experiences of eight female Japanese settlers living in the Auckland community in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In S. Wilson. (2015). Identify, culture and the politics of community development. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, p. 182 – 212.
Isogai, S. and Okamura, J. (2015). Community development with Japanese settlers in Aotearoa New Zealand: the story of a Japanese interdisciplinary network group in Auckland. Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, 1(1), 47-57.
Isogai, S. (2016). In search of ‘home’ for wellness: Mental health social workers’ views on homelessness in mental health. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 28(3), 67 – 78.
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