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Bendigo: Beyond Cultural Competency cross-cultural workshop for AOD workers
Tue., 09/05/2017, 9:30 am – Wed., 10/05/2017, 4:00 pm AEST
About this workshop
Turning Point in collaboration with the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) are pleased to offer Beyond Cultural Competency, a free, two-day cross-cultural workshop for workers in the AOD sector. It is a challenging new course that has been specifically developed for AOD workers. The workshop explores linkages between individual and broader structural issues, between theory, policy and practice and the complexities that are embedded in every day work with immigrant and refugee communities who use alcohol and drugs.
Beyond Cultural Competency asks participants to look both inwards and outwards and offers workers with the opportunity to reflect on their practice, and develop strategies to improve in their work with immigrant and refugee communities.
This training will:
- identify why cultural ‘competency’ is not enough
- increase understanding on issues of stigma and cultural expectations
- increase communication skills and gendered cross-cultural sensitivity
- increase understanding of culture in the context of gender
- identify best practice principles including cultural and linguistic appropriateness, access, equity and collaboration
The course consists of three modules that will take place over 2 days.
Dr Tracy Castelino, Consultant, Gender, Equality and Justice, ShantiWorks
Tracy has been working to challenge and eliminate injustice and inequality over 20 years. She has a passion for seeking respectful and innovative ways of working with individuals, organisations and communities to respond to the various issues that cause marginalisation and vulnerability. Tracy is interested in building connected and safe communities through education, training and grass roots work.
Tracy engages in research, consultation, training and supervision on the following areas: violence against women, racism, trauma, and peaceworks.
Monique Hameed, Catching Up Project Officer, MCWH
Monique Hameed is the Catching Up Project Officer at the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, a national advocacy, research and health promotion agency, promoting the health and wellbeing of immigrant and refugee women. In partnership with Turning Point, the Catching Up project focuses on supporting dual diagnosis responses in AOD and CALD sectors by increasing awareness in communities.