Cultural perspectives: working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients within general practice and primary health care settings
|Date:||dates set based on expressed interest from workplace|
|Organiser:||Girraway Ganyi Consultancy|
The purpose of this course is to provide awareness of Aboriginal cultures in Australia and provide an open environment in which participants are able to learn and explore how history impacts on current Aboriginal health.
Through discussion and simulated exercises, participants will be able to learn practical skills that will allow effective working relationships with Aboriginal clients and families.
- Identify barriers that affect contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients and families from accessing services
- Discuss how history impacts on current Indigenous health
- Identify ways to effectively engage with clients, communities & health services
- Source appropriate strategies, initiatives and resources for working with Indigenous clients, families & carers
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.
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