I’ve just commenced work with an organisation that supports people from many cultural backgrounds. I’ve realised that what I thought I knew about particular cultures is so different to what I’m starting to learn through my work. Apart from cultural sensitivity training, how can I ensure I am working in the most respectful way with my clients as well as colleagues?
CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning recently celebrated 20,000 meals being served by volunteers at their outreach service, the Taree Community Kitchen.
An exciting opportunity exists to join the CatholicCare team as a Multicultural Family Support Worker, with a strong focus on assisting individuals and families referred by the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s Development and Relief Agency (DARA).
Felicity (Flic) Ryan is a Wadi Wadi woman, and her mother’s family are freshwater people from the Swan Hill and Moulamein areas of Victoria and New South Wales. Flic’s father is of Scottish background and his family hail from the region below Glasgow in the central lowlands.
"Spread a culture of tolerance and learn to engage respectfully with people who passionately disagree with you". This was the dominant theme of Jesuit priest Father Frank Brennan’s presentation at Catholic Care’s, Towards Practice Excellence, two day staff conference at Hunter Stadium from 27-28 February.
In our cities and rural areas, domestic and family violence is ruining lives.