The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse identified Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities as a sub-group of Australia’s population that we know very little about.
To help heed the call on building knowledge and capacity in the services sector, a cultural competency education program has been developed by Dr Pooja Sawrikar at Griffith University, and will be delivered in three cities.
The program is primarily designed for service providers in sexual assault and domestic violence organisations (such as counselors, social workers, and psychologists), however GPs, psychiatrists, and relevant program trainers, researchers, and policy-makers are also invited to attend as the content is relevant to their work.
CALD victims/survivors of child sexual abuse may not necessarily want a service provider who is of the same cultural background as themselves. Thus, all service providers need to be ready with knowledge about how best to understand and meet their needs, if and when they present at a service organisation.
The Brisbane event takes place on 25 March between 8.30am-1pm at The Ship Inn, Southbank. To find out more or register, click here.