VTMH’s ongoing collaboration with North Western Melbourne PHN includes delivering more workforce education and training events across the region in coming months.
Presentations and Resources from the February Forum are available here
The multiple perspectives shared throughout the day stimulated deep reflection and diverse discussions. Consumers, carers and providers shared experiences, explored what inclusive practice means and developed their skills and knowledge.
Follow the links to find presentations by Silvana Izzo and Shehani De Silva from VTMH as well as links to all the other presentations.
VTMH’s morning session explored ‘unconscious bias’. We facilitated a discussion about service development and practice evolution in the afternoon. Our thanks go to Naomi Carter, from VAADA, for asking VTMH to get involved and for including many lived experience voices from families and communities.
We also encourage you to check out VAADA’s CALD AOD Practitioner Tip Sheets, available to download
These tip sheets outline some key issues for consideration when working with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in the areas of AOD counselling, residential withdrawal settings and intake and assessment settings.
- Cultural Cues — Working with Cultural Diversity in AOD Counseling
- Cultural Cues — Working with Cultural Diversity in AOD Residential Withdrawal Settings
- Cultural Cues — Working with Cultural Diversity in AOD Intake and Assessment Settings