Courses and Workshops

Cultural Awareness Training

Reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is an important vision and action for the APA.


Our second
APA Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2017 - 2020 was launched at the APA Conference in October 2017.

An action from the RAP is that the APA will ensure Culturally Aware people are working for the APA and within all areas of the profession. A culturally sensitive workforce across all health professions is critical in strategies to Close the Gap in Aboriginal life expectancy.

A culturally aware profession will make a significant contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Cultural Awareness Training is a broadening experience and provides particular skills, knowledge, and understanding. It aims to improve the engagement of the profession with Aboriginal people and subsequently improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This will be a tailored course to fit the needs of the APA but will also be a gateway course to enriching our understanding of culture, cultural values, and effective communication.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve the engagement of the profession with Aboriginal people and subsequently improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Presenters

Marilyn Morgan


Marilyn is a senior Aboriginal physiotherapist who has worked in the delivery of health, mental health, housing and development services to Aboriginal Community for many years.She has strong networks across Aboriginal communities throughout Western Australia and nationally, has worked with Aboriginal Traditional Owners, Aboriginal communities, Universities, Government and Organisations to deliver Aboriginal physical and mental health programs, including Social and Emotional Welbeing and is experiences in securing mainstream partnerships for Aboriginal businesses to deliver substantive changes to Aboriginal circumstances.Marilyn has facilitated education, training and culturally safe workforce development frameworks and strategies for major health organisations including SJOG Healthcare nationally as well as health strategy, cultural safety education and research to Close the Gap in Aboriginal life expectancy. Co author of the National Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Health Plan 2017-2023.

Danny Ford


Danny is a senior Traditional Owner of Whadjuk Country (Perth metro) as well as ancestral connections to wider Noongar Country. Danny is well connected to the Aboriginal families and Communities across WA where he has lived and worked for many years. He is a qualified teacher and social worker and has worked in Government at Executive Director level for several decades in the areas of Child Protection, Housing and Works, Indigenous Affairs, Mental Health, Equal Opportunity, and Treasury. Danny has been a Director and consultant in Kambarang Services since 2009. Past work has also included providing training to the state government Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services across the metro area to improve access and build better relationships with Aboriginal people.

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Friday
17 May
09:00AM - 04:00PM AEST
Suite 204 32 Delhi Road
North Ryde NSW 2113 View map
Price: Non Member: $0.00
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Registration closing date: 16 May 2019 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 7.00
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Presenters

Marilyn Morgan


Marilyn is a senior Aboriginal physiotherapist who has worked in the delivery of health, mental health, housing and development services to Aboriginal Community for many years.She has strong networks across Aboriginal communities throughout Western Australia and nationally, has worked with Aboriginal Traditional Owners, Aboriginal communities, Universities, Government and Organisations to deliver Aboriginal physical and mental health programs, including Social and Emotional Welbeing and is experiences in securing mainstream partnerships for Aboriginal businesses to deliver substantive changes to Aboriginal circumstances.Marilyn has facilitated education, training and culturally safe workforce development frameworks and strategies for major health organisations including SJOG Healthcare nationally as well as health strategy, cultural safety education and research to Close the Gap in Aboriginal life expectancy. Co author of the National Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Health Plan 2017-2023.


Danny Ford


Danny is a senior Traditional Owner of Whadjuk Country (Perth metro) as well as ancestral connections to wider Noongar Country. Danny is well connected to the Aboriginal families and Communities across WA where he has lived and worked for many years. He is a qualified teacher and social worker and has worked in Government at Executive Director level for several decades in the areas of Child Protection, Housing and Works, Indigenous Affairs, Mental Health, Equal Opportunity, and Treasury. Danny has been a Director and consultant in Kambarang Services since 2009. Past work has also included providing training to the state government Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services across the metro area to improve access and build better relationships with Aboriginal people.


Learning outcomes
  • Improve the engagement of the profession with Aboriginal people and subsequently improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
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