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First Nation Ways of Being: Respect, Understanding and Safety in Aged Care


November 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
November 25, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
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Session 1: 18th November 2021
         3.00pm – 4.30pm  (NSW, ACT, TAS, VIC)
         2.30pm – 4.00pm (SA)
         2.00pm – 3.30pm  (QLD)
         1.30pm – 3.00pm (NT)
         12.00pm – 1.30pm (WA)

Session 2: 25th November 2021
         3.00pm – 4.30pm  (NSW, ACT, TAS, VIC)
         2.30pm – 4.00pm (SA)
         2.00pm – 3.30pm  (QLD)
         1.30pm – 3.00pm (NT)
         12.00pm – 1.30pm (WA)
$155.00 – $180.00
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Gai Marheine is a proud Mulgoa woman from Darug Nation. Gai comes from a nursing background, from paediatrics to aged care. Gai has an extensive history of working with both First Nations communities and non-First Nations communities in various capacity development roles. Gai has spent many years volunteering and advocating for First Nations older people, and people with disabilities.
Gai’s current role in Workforce and Industry Development – Aboriginal Sector Support, with ACSA, ensures the right services are available for First Nations consumers by sharing cultural understanding, safety, and knowledge to all community based aged care providers, and to better understand and support our First Nations workforce.

November 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - November 25, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

$155.00 – $180.00
Sessions Dates & Times: 18 & 25 November from 3.00pm-4.30pm AEDT
 "Excellent sharing of relevant knowledge - loved the ideas generated for welcoming space" - Alison Holt; Program Manager, BHFLHN"The subject was of great interest to me and I did learn a lot about the 'dos and don'ts' of communicating with and doing business with First Nations peoples. We all need to understand and embrace those nuances to create better relationships going forward" - Pamela Collocott, Business Development Officer; Activus Transport First Nation Ways of Being: Respect, Understanding, and Safety in Aged Care is a two Module Series designed to increase the capability of Aged Services providers, to create service environments that attract and welcome First Nation peoples, both as care recipients and as employees. Participants will explore the similarities and diversity of First Nation peoples' ways of communicating and learning plus gain a greater understanding of how to apply policy frameworks in alignment with First Nations peoples’ approach to health and wellbeing. The series’ objective is to increase the application of the cultural nuances required to effectively:
  1. Create a service environment that attracts First Nation peoples (clients and staff)
  2. Respond to the care needs of older First Nation peoples
  3. Support First Nation staff to deliver services
 At the end of Module 1 participants will:
  1. Understand First Nations ways of communicating and learning.
  2. Understand health and wellness in age-care through First Nation people’s way of being.
  3. Be able to identify the policy frameworks to support leading practice
 At the end of Module 2 participants will:
  1. Understand the importance of cultural connection for First Nations people.
  2. Understand First Nations protocols around ‘business’.
  3. Be able to create an environment which promotes independence and wellbeing for First Nations people.
 Target Audience: ACSA Members and Non-Members  The artwork “Tarraitpayinthi” reflects the connection and influence between Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), Government, service providers and community. This story represents the linking of several organisations to provide culturally safe and effective services to Aboriginal people living in urban, rural and remote communities through-out Australia.Artwork by Allan Sumner and Sarah Bates; Aboriginal Artists of South Australia