First Nation Ways of Being: Respect, Understanding and Safety in Aged Care
March 24, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - March 31, 2022 @ 4:30 pm$30.00 – $180.00
Sessions Dates & Times: 24 & 31 March 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:
- Create a service environment that attracts First Nation peoples (clients and staff)
- Respond to the care needs of older First Nation peoples
- Support First Nation staff to deliver services
At the end of Module 1 participants will:
- Understand First Nations ways of communicating and learning.
- Understand health and wellness in age-care through First Nation people’s way of being.
- Be able to identify the policy frameworks to support leading practice
At the end of Module 2 participants will:
- Understand the importance of cultural connection for First Nations people.
- Understand First Nations protocols around ‘business’.
- Be able to create an environment which promotes independence and wellbeing for First Nations people.
Target Audience: CHSP Providers, ACSA Members & 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
Disclaimer: CHSP Ticket price subsided by SA and NSW Sector Support and Development (SSD) funded by the Australian Department of Health.
Although funding for this session has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.