This session will focus on developing social workers’ understanding of working with cultural and religious difference, to improve competence and confidence in working with children and adults from Black and minoritised communities, with lived experience of being in care and as well as within their families. It will seek to overcome practitioners' fears, around working with diversity and in talking about race and racism and challenge social workers to look at their own beliefs and conscious and unconscious biases within themselves. It will encourage practitioners to be informed, be curious and to ask questions of families and adults, to aide their learning and enhance their practice.
Attend this session to:
- Develop a better understanding of working with different cultural norms, beliefs, traditions, and customs.
- Enable you to consider the identity and religious needs of the Black and minoritised children and families you work with.
- Encourage you to consider the cause and trauma that may be the reason for presenting behaviour, when stereotypes, assumptions and labels may be attributed to Black and minoritised children and adults with lived experience of racism.
- Consider the intersectional issues that further compound communities’ lived experience of racism and oppression, including the overrepresentation of Black and minioritised children in the care system and Black male adults within the mental health system.
Millie Kerr, anti-racist lead practitioner, Brighton & Hove City Council