Culturally Competent Youth Work

Tuesday 11th June at 9:30am - Tuesday 11th June at 4:30pm
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This in-depth training explores the essential skills and knowledge required for effective work with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Interactive materials and exercises are designed to be applicable across a broad range of sectors and for work with young people from any community. The training modules draw on CMY’s 28+ years of experience working with young people from diverse migrant and refugee backgrounds. Participants will improve their confidence and capacity to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive service for young people.

Suitable for: case managers, youth workers, social workers, volunteers and other front line staff as well as managers in a range of sectors including government, business, education, health, welfare, justice, and sports and recreation.

Training modules

1. Culturally Competent Youth Practice (3 ½ hours)

  • Explore concepts of culture and identity
  • Explore the cultural competency framework
  • Reflect on cross-cultural interactions and communication skills
  • Identify and apply cultural competency practice strategies to support effective work with young people
  • Case studies, activities, small group discussions, and more.

2. Young People and Settlement (3 hours)

  • Identify key pre-settlement experiences for young people, particular those with a refugee background
  • Explore factors which impact on good settlement for young people
  • Identify and apply strategies for supporting good settlement
  • Case studies, activities, small group discussions, and more.

What people have said:

“A really eye opening session that raised valuable questions and left me feeling confident and inspired”

- Participant

“It was very comprehensive for a one-day training. Suitable for all levels of experience in the services”

- Participant

“The cultural competency training session facilitated by CMY for our volunteers was informative, relevant, thoughtful and engaging. The session was delivered with passion and will really help to ensure that all of our programs remain inclusive and sensitive towards all participants. Our leaders left the session motivated and inspired.”

– James Vilinsky, Youth Leadership & Development Unit, YMCA

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