Cultural Appreciation: working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
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The purpose of this 4 hour course is to provide awareness of Aboriginal culture in Australia and provide an open environment in which participants are able to learn and explore how history impacts on current Aboriginal health of contemporary Indigenous people. Through discussions and simulated exercises, participants will be able to learn practical skills and strategies that will allow effective working relationships between health care professionals and Aboriginal clients and families.
By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- identify the barriers that exist for contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients accessing services
- discuss how history the impacts on current Aboriginal health & mental health
- learn practical strategies to working with Indigenous clients & families
- reflect and improve upon practice
AJ Williams-Tchen is a Wiradjuri / Wotjobulak man who has qualifications in social work, nursing, youth work, and Aboriginal health. He is an accredited Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has 23 years experience working in the health and community services arena. He is also an AASW Reconciliation Ambassador. AJ’s speciality is in mental health and Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing. He is the winner of the 2011 & 2012 Mental Health Matters Award for ‘social and emotional well-being and has been appointed the 2016 Emerging Victorian Indigenous Leader.
Dates and locations are set based on expressed interest from workplace
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