People from CALD backgrounds experience multiple barriers when accessing disability services. Culturally responsive practice training is a reflective process which will help participants gain an insight into their own culture, behaviours and organisational practices to make their services more accessible and avoid creating service related barriers.

This workshop will build participants capability to be more responsive and confident when working with culturally diverse individuals and families. It will help participants gain a better understanding of how other people’s culture informs their world view and therefore their understanding of disability and the service system. It will assist participants to communicate effectively, build trust and provide quality services to CALD service users.

Content includes:

  • Unpacking ‘culture’ and finding the common ground to work collaboratively
  • Intersection of living with a disability and coming from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • Recognising different explanatory models
  • Incorporating person centred principles and culturally responsive practice

Target audience:  Government and non-government organisations providing services to people living with disability, their families and carers