March 28, 2024

New online course: Culturally responsive practice strategies for children’s mental health

When it comes to accessing mental health support, some of the most significant challenges faced by families from diverse cultural backgrounds include cross-cultural communication, understandings of health, trouble navigating health systems and marginalisation.


Culturally responsive practice is about setting aside your own feelings of discomfort to create a safe space for families to express their thoughts, feelings, experiences and expertise. Through this, you can foster a mutual understanding of differing perspectives and priorities within the family.


This practice course has been developed to support you in developing skills to not only recognise cultural assumptions and judgements, but also respond to children who have experienced racism and help families shape their meaning and response.


By addressing your cultural biases and highlighting families’ strengths, you can help children flourish by feeling proud of their cultural identity.

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