HSABC’s Cross Cultural Awareness webinar explores: What is culture? What culture do I come from? How does cultural understanding help me to be more effective in my work with people that are different from me? HSABC’s Cross Cultural Awareness webinar helps participants identify various tools they can use to understand people from other cultures. Examples of common cultural misunderstandings are discussed. This webinar has a question and answer period, so participants can have their questions answered in real time.
Instructor: Katherine Aubrey has over 20 years of experience working with people who have faced trauma, addictions, homelessness and/or mental illness. Her varied, front-line work experience ranges from in-reach prison work, group therapy, parole supervision and addictions and mental health counseling. She also has experience working with both victims and perpetrators of violence. Some of her past and current employers include Correctional Service Canada, Long-term Inmates Now in the Community, Aurora Centre/Residential Addictions Treatment for Women, KlaHowEya, Metis Nation and numerous non-profit organizations. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Mental Health Counseling. She also completed a Cross-Cultural Facilitation Skills Intensive for Diversity Trainers in Berkley, California.