Practitioner’s personal values and beliefs about parenting and child-rearing can influence their ability to address the mental health and wellbeing needs of children and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Evidence suggests that reflexive practice could generate greater support and understanding of children and their families from diverse cultural backgrounds.
This webinar will explore the importance of ‘culturally competent’, ‘culturally curious’ and ‘child-focused’ practices along with examples of organisational initiatives and practice approaches.

This webinar will assist practitioners who work with migrant and refugee children and families in health, education and social and community services through:
● describing some of the challenges that children and families who have settled in Australia experience, both pre- and post-settlement
● considering the extent to which practitioners need to develop ‘expert’ cultural understandings to work effectively with families from cultures other than own
● exploring how an awareness that our own beliefs, values and assumptions are shaped by culture we live and work in work effectively
● demonstrating how engaging in respectful, collaborative and curious conversations with children and families.
◎ reconnect with skills and wisdoms
◎ reconnect with their community and cultural traditions
◎ respond to the problems they are facing.


  • Liz Gordon
  • Julio Alejo

Categories: Diversity, Younger persons mental health
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Child

Wednesday 13 May 2020
13:00 to 14:00
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