Cross Cultural Resources
Cultural competency is a developmental process which requires an individual to pursue ongoing education, to develop approaches based on cultural considerations, to seek ongoing mentoring and supervision of cultural practice in order to advance along the cultural competence continuum (see more about the Cultural Competence Continuum).
The supplementary resources in this section provide cultural-specific information and topics not covered in detail in the eCALD® Cultural Competency “Courses for Working with Patients” and “Courses for Culturally Diverse Workplaces”. It aims to provide the New Zealand health workforce opportunity to further enhance their cultural understanding working with CALD patients/clients and their cross cultural interactions in a culturally diverse workplace.
The resources include tips and guidelines, approaches based on cultural considerations and toolkits. Most of these resources include case studies and scenarios as well as self-reflective exercises. Some of these resources are available in PDF, paperback or online [HTML] format. Some require viewers to complete pre-requisite eCALD® course(s).
In this section we have also published other cross-cultural resources on request from other authors/copyright owners.
NB: The resources are sorted by title in alphabetical order. If you are looking for resources, you can go through the pages to find it or you can search specific resources using the Keyword filter below e.g. you can enter Child, or Children or Older, or Mental Health to search for the resource of interest.
Talking Therapies for Asian People [PDF]
This PDF resource, produced by Mental Health Programmes Limited (Te Pou), provides information about traditional Asian beliefs about mental illness and sources of support which can differ from the assumptions that underlie Western models of talking therapy, a guide intended as a starting point of gathering information on the delivery of talking therapies for Asian communities.
Talking Therapies for Refugees [PDF]
This PDF resource, produced by Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui), provides guidance relating to therapies relevant for three subgroups of migrants: those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees and asylum seekers.
Toolkit for Health Workforce Working in a Culturally Diverse Workplace [e-Toolkit]
This resource provides guidance for the New Zealand health workforce working in a culturally diverse workplace to improve cross-cultural interactions.
Working with Asian Mental Health Clients [HTML]
This HTML online resource is a guide for working with Asian clients in a mental health context which provides additional information not covered in the courses.
Working with CALD Families - Disability Awareness [HTML]
This online HTML resource provides additional cultural specific information relating to disability and perspectives from Asian, Middle Eastern and African cultures not covered in our courses.
Working with Middle Eastern & African Mental Health Clients [HTML]
This HTML online resource is a guide for healthcare practitioners who work with African and Middle Eastern clients in a mental health context.
Working with Muslim Families and Disability [PDF]
This booklet provides important cultural and religious information for working with Muslim families for the Auckland regional and national providers of Child Development Services.
Working with Muslim Mental Health Clients [PDF]
This resource provides a broad overview of the key concepts around mental health within the Muslim culture with specific knowledge and tips as well as case studies to exemplify cultural perspectives.