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Richmond Fellowship of NSW
The Richmond Fellowship of NSW and our program partner Greater Western Area Health Service have historically invested in cultural awareness training, however, in terms of evidence...
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State Forensic Mental Health Services WA
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Department of Health and Ageing, WA
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Life Without Barriers, South Australia
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IPS will expand its capacity to increase access to the high level of demand for its Aboriginal Mental Health Training and Aboriginal Mental Health Cultural Competency Intervention Programs via the launch of these programs in e-learning during 2012 with the first module due for release in late-2012. IPS are able to take expressions of interest at this stage and will contact you directly upon the availability of the modules.
E-learning will be available for purchase as ‘standalone’ modules by individuals or as a whole package of 10 individual modules. In addition, those organisations who wish to provide access of their staff to the IPS e-learning programs will be able to license these programs for a set number of a staff annually. View the e-learning brochure here for detail on the e-learning modules including learning objectives and outcomes. Module 1: Developing Aboriginal Mental Health Cultural Competence will be available in late 2012.
E-LEARNING CULTURAL COMPETENCY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
This will simply involve the baseline testing of participants cultural competencies via the Aboriginal Mental Health Cultural Competency Test (CCT) prior to the commencement of the e-learning experience. The value of baseline testing of cultural competencies is that participants are then able to ensure that their learning is focused upon the competencies that they are lacking. It is envisaged that the following activities will be included in this option:
1. Aboriginal mental health cultural competency testing. Clients will complete a baseline test of Aboriginal mental health cultural competency on-line and be provided with a feedback report (see next point)
2. Feedback report. Upon completion of the CCT, clients are provided with a feedback report detailing levels of cultural competencies across the FIVE domains of cultural competency. As the CCT has been normed Australia wide, clients are also provided with feedback regarding the \'average\' cultural competency across each domain and where they are relative to others working in the Aboriginal mental health field. The CCT feedback report also provides clients with recommended strategies specific to improving cultural competencies and what their performance actually means in practice. IPS in having the ability to measure cultural competence means that clients are able to gauge improvements over time,
3. Selection of relevant e-learning modules. Based upon the outcomes of the CCT pre-testing, IPS is then able to offer clients the opportunity to improve their cultural competencies via on-line access to the entire suite of Aboriginal mental health e-learning modules. The e-learning brochure provides details on the training programs that will be available in e-learning including learning outcomes of each module,
4. Once the modules are selected clients are able to purchase e-learning for a set number of staff to undertake the e-learning program annually,
5. Assessment of competencies/client outcomes. In addition to the CCT testing, IPS also provides an additional option of on-line assessment which occurs at the conclusion of each individual module. This ensures that cultural competencies are monitored and testing throughout the e-learning experience to enable clients to better appreciate and understand cultural competency over time. Two options are available including (a) On-line assessment option. Participants will be required to pass a series of questions that assess their competencies pertaining to each module they undertake. This is in addition to clients completing the Aboriginal Mental Health Cultural Competency Test (CCT) prior to their e-learning as at the conclusion OR (b) Completion only option: staff simply work through the modules without on-line assessment
6 Feedback to organisations: This can come in either; (a) On-line assessment option. Organisations receive reports detailing the number of staff who have completed e-learning, and completion outcome data in NON-IDENTIFYING form as well as analysis of improvements in cultural competencies attributable to the e-learning, OR (b) Completion only option: For those who complete each module a certificate of completion is provided.
To register your interest in e-learning contact IPS. We look forward to discussing your e-learning needs with you!