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 workshop 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.

Content includes:

  • Framework for understanding culturally responsive practice
  • Competencies for caring for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD)
  • Unpacking ‘culture’ and finding the common ground to work collaboratively with families and carers
  • Impact of prejudice and racism on cultural identity for children in care
  • Strategies for responding to racism and prejudice
  • Developing an effective and child-focused multicultural care plan

Target audience: Managers and caseworkers in out-of-home care