“Greek Cultural Briefing for professionals who support individuals from Greek background.”
with Adonis Maglis, Australian Greek Welfare Society
Adonis will be covering topics such as:
- Introduction to Greece, the country and the people
- Diversity amongst Greeks in Australia -Ethnicity & Identity and how it may affect service delivery
- Brief History of Greece – Main causes for migration
- Older Greek immigrants and their needs
- Diversity in Religious Practice
- Palliative Care; Death & Dying within the Greek context
- Cultural Traits
- Attitudes and issues with ageing , mental illness and disability
- Attitudes to seeking help (general services, seeking government assistance).
- The art of eating
- Common Superstitions
- Tips for community workers
- Australian Greek Welfare Society Resources
About the speaker: Adonis Maglis is a Community Services worker with Australian Greek Welfare Society. Multilingual, with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Diploma in Education and Post Graduate Diploma in Humanities, he has extensive experience in teaching, training, working with the ageing Greek community and researching the current and emerging needs of Greek speaking elderly. Amongst his many responsibilities he provides awareness sessions about aged care and related services and assists people of CALD background to understand and access such services. He has wide experience in developing cultural resources, conducting cross cultural briefings to generalist service providers in varied settings and supporting such organisations in providing culturally appropriate care. Adonis is actively involved in community education in relation to aged care, health, men’s issues and family relationships. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: This seminar will be held at VTMH Conference Room, Level 2, Bolte Wing (entrance off Nicholson Street). There is 2 hour parking on Nicholson Street.
Time: Seminar 3pm. Case Presentation: 4pm.
When & Where
Kate Fagnani, Events & Admin Coordinator, VTMH
The VTMH is a statewide unit which supports area mental health and psychiatric disability support services in working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) consumers and carers throughout Victoria.
VTMH is now a consortium member of the national transcultural mental health network, Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA)