Aboriginal Mental Health and developing Relationships…
Posted by carolom on July 10, 2007
The following link will take you to a very interesting program produced by the “All in the Mind” Radio National team.
I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in understanding the challenges and opportunities for mainstream Australia to develop culutrally relevant partnerships and to enrich service delivery and inter-personal relationships with Aboriginal people….something that, historically white Australia has failed and the devastating impact of that failure resonates right across the country today.
Click here for the All in the Mind Webpage
From the page:
Mental health and other professionals inexperienced at working with Indigenous clients struggle with the limits of their cultural awareness, with language barriers and with the historical legacies of mistrust and misunderstanding. Cultural competency is more than sharing a joke. So what is it? And how can psychologists, doctors and others acquire it?