You may find yourself caring for a child or young person with a culture that differs from your own.

The phrase Culturally and Linguistic Diverse Background (CALD) is used to describe the ethnic groups from different cultural backgrounds to the dominant Australian culture.

This course was developed to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining the cultural identity of CALD children and young people in care. The course addresses potential issues that carers may face and encourages you to find new ways to actively participate in children’s culture.

You will learn about the cultural challenges for CALD people, particularly children and young people in care who are living with families of a different culture to their own.