Using Inter-Cultural Learning to Address the Cultural “tug-of-war” for CALD Clients^Intermediate Level [NEW DATE]

//Using Inter-Cultural Learning to Address the Cultural “tug-of-war” for CALD Clients^Intermediate Level [NEW DATE]
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Develop confidence and strategies in promoting positive parenting practices that are gender safe from communities with strong traditions in collectivist cultures.

This workshop will assist front line workers develop strategies and resources informed by cultural neuroscience in working with CALD communities with collectivist traditions.

It will provide workers with strategies that promote meaningful choices to CALD parents in line with their traditional values but also congruent with the well-being, needs and aspirations of their children.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Utilise an ecological, three tiered model of culture to simplify and assist clients map their beliefs and values in relationship to those that their children will adapt in Australian society.
  • Implement acculturation strategies informed by cultural-neuroscience.
  • Utilise a 3rd space model to facilitate inter-cultural learning.
  • Develop an inter-cultural action plan and identify resources for use with CALD clients.

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is aimed at family workers, workers assisting with CALD families or anyone working with young families.


Rafik Tanious

Rafik Tanious has worked with CALD and refugee communities in education, health and community services settings for over twenty five years, both locally and internationally.

Rafik holds qualifications in education, counselling and psychotherapy and has an interest in acculturation, settlement and language learning.

Rafik is a consultant to educational institutional institutions working with international communities of learners.



Members: $93.50; Non-Members: $154.00. Morning tea and lunch provided. Please advise of special dietary needs, or other needs when you register online.



More Information

Giodhini Sivaraj, ph 9620 6172 or email

Code: CP06ICL

Workshop Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites to attend this workshop:

  • Familiarity with and awareness of Internal Human Rights Conventions and Treaties.
  • Familiarity with and awareness of the values and ethics in the community sector.

This workshop was previously postponed; The new date of this workshop is 21/02/2019.