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LGBTI cultural safety - the heart of LGBTI inclusive services

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust (Victoria Room)

210 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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This interactive workshop builds a clear understanding of what LGBTI cultural safety is, why it matters and how LGBTI culturally safe services can be developed. Cultural safety is one of the Rainbow Tick Standards. The workshop draws on the research, presents personal narratives and provides practical tools for participants to use in their workplace to build more LGBTI culturally safe services. Workshop structure includes:

  1. What culture means
  2. What LGBTI culture is
  3. What LGBTI cultural safety is and why it matters
  4. A framework for understanding LGBTI cultural safety in LGBTI inclusive services
  5. Presentations by LGBTI consumers on experiences of culturally unsafe services
  6. How power imbalances and safety breaches can be addressed
  7. How to identify potential risks and strategies to minimise them
  8. Practical steps to promote cultural safety.

This workshop is essential for anyone interested in developing more LGBTI inclusive services or working towards Rainbow Tick. Participants will be given resources to assist build LGBTI cultural safety in their service.

Facilitator

Dr Catherine Barrett believes that a clear understanding of cultural safety is essential for the development of LGBTI inclusive services. While working for GLHV, Catherine was the project coordinator for the Rainbow Tick Standards and developed a program called How2 Create an LGBTI Inclusive Service, which has been disseminated Nationally. Catherine has produced a suite of resources on LGBTI cultural safety including: research on staff perspectives; peer reviewed publications; frameworks from the perspectives of service providers and LGBTI consumers; and a LGBTI Culture Kit. Catherine is the Director of Alice’s Garage, a national project empowering LGBTI Elders and promoting healthy LGBTI Ageing.

Presenters

Malloy is an 83 year old lesbian who co-produced a framework for cultural safety that draws on her historical experiences of ‘conversion therapy’ and her contemporary experiences of discrimination in services. Malloy’s resource, The Rainbow Makers, was supported by the National LGBTI Health Alliance and has been presented at several National Conferences.

Film: Jan Angus's film entitled: Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell; will be show. This short film is part of an educational resource explaining power imbalances to service providers.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust (Victoria Room)

210 Lonsdale Street

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