17 May 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST
Jacqueline Ah Kit
Director, Aboriginal Health - Women's & Children's Health Network SA
Jackie was born in Darwin and raised in the Northern Territory and is the proud descendant of a Warramunga woman and a Waanyi man. For nearly three decades, Jackie has worked in senior management roles leading high profile and innovative programs within complex human services organisations. Jackie has a strong interest in increasing the Aboriginal workforce; developing systems that encourage and enable Aboriginal staff to project and protect their culture and heritage in the workplace; and is committed to improving the cultural competency of services across South Australia.
Date: 17 May 2022
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEST
Cultural Safety Framework - It is everyone’s business
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Maternity Car
The SA Health Aboriginal Cultural Learning Framework moves beyond a simple tick-box approach to cultural competency encouraging learning and development on an individual, system and organisational level across five key themes:
- Impact of History on Aboriginal Health Outcomes
- Respect for Aboriginal Culture
- Health of Aboriginal People
- Communicating with Aboriginal People
- Development of Cultural Self-Awareness
In this presentation learn how the WCHN in South Australia have implemented the Framework with numerous projects including:
- A guide called Working with Aboriginal Families: A Practice Resource(link is external)
- A Discussion Paper, Shaping the Future Strategic Directions for Aboriginal Health in the Women’s and Children’s Health Network(link is external).
- Aboriginal Cultural Identity Artwork(link is external)
- Dual Naming Project to update signage to include a Kaurna interpretation and translation
Throughout the presentation, the presenter will give some key examples of how the Framework has been implemented in our Network, including the Women’s and Children’s Hospital; and discuss how health services can partner with, and support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to ensure workplaces are culturally safe.