Reflections on culturally competent practice with Mthobeli Ngcanga

Runtime 00:27:19
Released 12/4/20
Emerging Minds Podcast
Emerging Minds Podcast
Reflections on culturally competent practice with Mthobeli Ngcanga
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What can culturally competent practice look like when working with children and families from migrant and refugee communities? Tune into this episode to hear Mthobeli Ngcanga, a counselling team leader at Survivors of Torture and Trauma and Rehabilitation Services (STTARS) in South Australia, reflect on practices of engagement with children and their parents as well as what’s important to consider at the organisational level to support culturally competent practice.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Building on parents’ own culturally-informed wisdom (09:33)
  • How important is it to understand something about the client’s culture? (17:33)
  • Suggestions for practitioners working with children and families from migrant and refugee communities (20:54)
  • Role of organisational culture in supporting culturally competent practice (23:23)

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