$220

Cultural appreciation: Working with ATSI clients and families - Workshop 3

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Turning Point - Eastern Health

110 Church Street

Richmond

Melbourne, Vic 3121

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This cultural appreciation workshop aims to identify the barriers that affect contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and their families who present for treatment at alcohol and other drug (AOD) services. Participants will discuss how history impacts on current Indigenous health and develop evidence-based practical strategies to assist in working more effectively with Aboriginal clients and other family members.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • diversity of cultures

  • social and emotional well-being

  • trans-generational trauma

  • Aboriginal identification

  • current health issues

  • cultural differences

  • latest data and statistics

  • policy issues

  • historical events & impact

  • practical strategies to engage young people

Presenter: AJ Williams-Tchen is of Wiradjuri / Wotjobulak descent. AJ has qualifications in social work, nursing, youth work, career development and education. He has been delivering cultural programs and mental health workshops across Australia for the past 12 years. AJ is an accredited AASW Mental Health Social Worker, with an interest in Aboriginal suicide & self-injury.

In 2012, AJ won the NSW Mental Health Matters Award for ‘Indigenous social and emotional well-being’. He also won the 2016 Emerging Victorian Indigenous Leader Award and is currently delivering mental health literacy programs to Aboriginal communities across Victoria with a focus on increasing the literacy and self resilience of Aboriginal youth. These programs are aimed at Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants. AJ has delivered workshops to Aboriginal communities, goverment departments, community heath services, hospitals and private companies.

Who should attend? AOD workers, nurses, youth workers, social workers, students, allied health and welfare workers and others with an interest in working with and understanding Aboriginal people.

Cost: $220 (Payable by Credit Card Only)

Lunch: A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided.

Cancellation policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please email training@turningpoint.org.au no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel and/or be issued with a full refund. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.

Enquiries: Marion Brophy 8413 8413 or marionb@turningpoint.org.au

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Turning Point - Eastern Health

110 Church Street

Richmond

Melbourne, Vic 3121

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