CEP 2: Ethnicity and Culture
This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Culture is a broad term that encompasses a range of domains including ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality, disability and political orientation. Cultural diversity is one of the underpinnings of community development and is a key part of achieving a more satisfactory intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual existence.
In this module you will learn that:
- Culture plays an important part in the positive development of young people.
- Working with young people with CEP requires an understanding and acceptance of the cultures with which they identify.
- Some groups of young people can be at more risk of experiencing CEP issues when they are exposed to discrimination, stigma and bullying.
- When working with adolescents you will be able to recognise the significant influence of culture both in the young person’s immediate environment and beyond.
- When working with young people and families from different cultures to your own, the fundamental principle is to seek cultural support or advice from someone from that culture (or with knowledge of that culture).
- Cultural competence is about being sensitive to cultural norms and learning to ask the right questions.
Te Ariari O Te Oranga includes an extensive section on cultural considerations in CEP, which remain central to practice in children and young people.
Overview of the CEP Courses.
This course is part of the Introduction to the Co-existing Problems in Youth series, and are accessible following completion of CEP 1.
Courses in this series include:
- CEP 1: Background to CEP in Youth
- CEP 2: Ethnicity and Culture
- CEP 3: Youth Development and Well-being
- CEP 4: Engagement
- CEP 5: Understanding Motivation
- CEP 6: Screening and Brief Interventions
- CEP 7: Assessment
- CEP 8: Management
- CEP 9: Integrated Care
The courses are based closely on the following guideline:
Other key related guidelines that will enhance your learning include:
- Te Ariari o te Oranga: The Assessment and Management of People with Co-existing Mental Health and Substance Use Problems
- Te Whare O Tiki: Co-existing Problems Knowledge and Skills Framework
- Real Skills Plus: A Competency Framework for the Infant Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Workforce
You can log out of the course at any time. When you return, use the orange navigation buttons on the right hand side of the screen to select a page to return to.
Following the course you will find a short quiz designed to help consolidate your learning. When you complete the quiz please hit the 'submit' button to receive your certificate. This course provides 1 MOPs point or 1 hour of CPD.
This content has been developed by the Werry Centre, a research, teaching and workforce development centre for child and adolescent mental health, situated within the Department of Psychological Medicine and Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland.
The material is presented by the Goodfellow Unit (GFU), an accredited continuing medical education/ continuing professional development (CME/CPD) provider for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and functions under a tripartite agreement between the Goodfellow Foundation, the College and the University of Auckland. The Unit is located within the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and within the School of Population Health, one of the five Schools within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
This CEP course is made available to you upon completion of CEP 1: An Introduction to Co-existing Problems in Youth.