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