CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING
To train Australian Red Cross staff and service partners in specific cultural and practice issues involved in working with asylum seekers.
Diversewerks developed a customised training program in close collaboration with the Red Cross, which covered a range of cultural competence skill sets, including:
- A deeper knowledge of the experience of asylum seekers;
- An understanding of the social and political context of their time in Australia;
- Identifying necessary training in how to deal with day-to-day practice issues.
The successful national program has now been enhanced for more experienced practitioners. The Red Cross also retained DiverseWerks to facilitate and chair two national practitioners’ forums in 2013.