Supporting positive cultural identity for children and young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in out-of-home care and adoption is easier said than done. This course aims to take participants past the basics of cultural exposure into more meaningful and practical ways to support a child’s development of positive cultural identity. At the end of this one day interactive workshop participants will be able to:
- Describe the key competencies for caring for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD)
- Reflect on their own culture, values and beliefs
- Understand the importance of cultural identity for children in care
- Identify strategies for dealing with racism and prejudice
- Develop an effective and child-focused cultural care plan
Target audience: Managers and caseworkers in out-of-home care.