This is an important day to raise awareness of the impact of residential schools on Indigenous people in NL and across Canada. One of the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is to provide cultural competency training for all health care professionals. We have compiled the following list of NLCSW practice standards and resources as well as continuing professional education events, all of which are designed to encourage reflection, raise awareness, and foster cultural competence in social work practice.
Standards of Practice for Social Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador: Culture and diversity is one of the 24 standards detailed in this document. Social workers must be aware of and adhere to these standards.
Standards for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice Explanatory Document: This document provides additional clarification and guidance regarding the standards that have been identified to foster cultural competence in social work practice.
Additional Practice Resources:
Ethical Compass – Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice
Effective Practice and Service Delivery for Inuit: Understanding Historical Trauma
Fostering Cultural Competence in Practice
Assessing and Treating Clients with Complex Needs from within a Four Directions Holistic Framework
Aboriginal Community Social Work: Committing to Anti-Oppressive Practice
Fostering 2SLGBTQ+ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace