Cultural Connections Workshop
This workshop will be facilitated by ABSEC who will equip you with the skills and knowledge to support the implementation of Cultural Care Plans and Cultural Support Plans for the Aboriginal children in your care.
Culture is central to the long-term safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people. Every Aboriginal child has the right to maintain their cultural identity. Preserving contact with family, kin, community and Country has been shown to help Aboriginal children through psychological and emotional development.
It is a requirement in NSW that all Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care must have a Cultural Care Plan and a Cultural Support Plan. The goal of this workshop is to assist you as the carer to support the implementation of these plans, resulting in stronger, healthier and happier children and young people.
The ABSEC COURSE INFORMATION STATES:
Being responsible for an Aboriginal child or young person’s care, it’s up to you to ensure they grow up feeling strong and secure in their culture. We can equip you with the skills and knowledge to create effective Cultural Care Plans and Cultural Support Plans, giving children in your care a holistic upbringing in culture.
Cultural Care Plans and Cultural Support Plans are compulsory documents that must be created for every Aboriginal child or young person in out-of-home care. They aim to maintain the child or young person’s cultural identity, connection and sense of belonging to family, community and Country while they are in out-of-home care.
These plans are living documents that detail actions, roles and responsibilities outlining how a child or young person will participate in cultural support activities, events and programs while they are in care.
In our one-day workshop, our Aboriginal staff will guide you through how to create meaningful and achievable cultural planning, and how to put it into practice. We’ll also build interpersonal skills to help you consult with Aboriginal families and communities; maintaining these relationships is central to forming complete and effective cultural support plans, and gaining the important input of all key figures in a child’s life.
- My Forever Family NSW training sessions are open to all carers in NSW and, where we have space, agency staff
- Places are limited and registrations will close once all places are filled
- Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
- Certificates will be emailed to you by My Forever Family NSW after completion of the course.
Once you register, you will receive an email with further information including venue details. If you do not receive these details before the event please check your junk mail first.
If, after registering, you are no longer able to attend this event, please contact us to let us know so that your place can be made available to another carer.
My Forever Family Training
Phone: 1300 782 975