Culture, Diversity & Culture - a live course for Social Workers, Foster Carers, and Residential Workers
“Young people in care have a deep need to know who they are, whom they belong to, to whom they are important: a set of questions whose answers lie in the concept of identity. All young people have to deal with the issue of identity and who they are becoming. However, for the youngster in care, questions of identity can be very raw indeed.” (Gilligan, 2000)
All too often, a child’s cultural identity can be forgotten as they move through the care system. Yet we know that providing settings where cultural identity is respected, understood and celebrated is key to successful placement outcomes.
- Explore ways to assist looked after children and young people to improve their confidence, self-worth and self-esteem
- Identify the fundamental importance of helping children and young people to establish a strong sense of their own identity
- Explore a range of perspectives which can support you in building a positive identity for a looked after child or young person
- Develop skills in promoting and building the positive identity of children and young people
- Gain an understanding of identity development
- Gain an awareness of social perceptions of various identities
Format: This is a live training session via "Zoom". It includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, and whole group discussions.
Hand-outs & Certificates: Downloadable hand-outs and certificates pf attendance will be provided.