We develop and deliver training to assist organisations to gain an understanding of what it takes to build a culturally safe work space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The program builds on our Cultural journey workshop and we support participants to identify some of the barriers that impact on a services ability to provide a culturally safe service.
We create a safe space to allow conversations to unfold and identify strengths and ideas to establish practical ways to build rapport with the Aboriginal community.
Workshop themes include:
- Understanding the importance of language
- How to build and maintain trust
- Service delivery approach
- Effective communication and barriers
- Principles of Cultural Respect
- Aboriginal beliefs and values
- Cultural obligations
What is cultural Safety?
The Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council defines cultural respect as:
“recognition, protection and continued advancement of the inherent rights, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people achieved when the health or other system is a safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and where cultural differences are respected.”