New course to improve culturally competent youth practice


THE Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) is offering a new training program designed to increase the skills of people who work with young people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The Culturally Competent Youth Practice is a one-day training course aimed at youth workers, social workers, case workers, volunteers, direct line staff, project officers and managers with a view to improving their capacity to work confidently and effectively with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Informed by the CMY’s 25 years of experience and ongoing identification of youth issues, the training bridges the knowledge gap between youth and the multicultural sectors.

Course topics include:

• Concepts of culture and identity
• The cultural competency framework
• Cross cultural interactions and the dynamics of difference
• Identify key pre-settlement experiences for young people
• Discover factors that impact on good settlement for young people
• Identify and apply culturally inclusive strategies to support the engagement and participation of young people
• Practice challenges and dilemmas

Participants can choose from two training dates – Wednesday 22 June or Monday 27 June.

The course is held from 9.00am-5.00pm at the Centre for Multicultural Youth Training Room in Carlton.

Register your interest.