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Developing an Understanding of Inter-Cultural Competence on Issues Affecting Ethnic Minority Families

A workshop to develop understanding of inter-cultural competence on issues affecting ethnic minority families in particular of Black background in connection their experience with maternity, neonatal and perinatal mental health services.

Date
17th June 2021
Time
12:00 - 14:00
Location
Virtual Event – Microsoft Teams
Entry Fees
Free

A workshop to develop understanding of inter-cultural competence on issues affecting ethnic minority families in connection with neonatal, maternity and perinatal mental health.

The 2-hour workshop will consist of short presentations, group discussion, practical activities, group exploration and discovery. Participants will be encouraged to work collaboratively and creatively together to identify appropriate ways to implement learning and consider next steps.

Aims:

  • To identify ways of linking into local ethnic minority communities in particular of Black background
  • Raise awareness on the impact of cultural background and ethnicity on access to local services
  • To outline ways in which safeguarding processes take into account race, ethnicity and culture
  • To identify ways of linking into local ethnic minority communities
  • To examine the relevance and accessibility of current processes and service
  • To identify appropriate ways forward to respond to ethnic minority need more effectively in practical and cost-efficient ways

By the end of the workshop delegates will:

  • Gain a better understanding of a range of safeguarding issues pertaining to ethnic minorities
  • Be able to identify a range of barriers that ethnic minority groups and individuals experience in accessing public services
  • Identify a range of cost-effective solutions for developing greater access to public services for ethnic minority individuals
  • Identify relevant adaptations that could be made in their own practises to develop greater inclusiveness with regards to ethnic minority groups
  • Explore ways of building greater links with local ethnic minority groups and organisations
  • Identify outreach strategies, provision of information in appropriate format and ways of engaging with the ethnic minority communities
  • Develop opportunities for networking, signposting and joint working

Audience: Neonatal, Maternity, MVP and Perinatal Mental Health staff in the East of England Region.

If you have any queries please contact Jayne Cole, Events Coordinator, East of England LGA, email; jayne.cole@eelga.gov.uk 

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