Promoting Safety and Injury Prevention with Multi-Cultural Communities

Join us for the “Promoting Safety and Injury Prevention with Multi-Cultural Communities” workshop as we learn about working with culturally diverse communities to prevent injuries.

Join us for the “Promoting Safety and Injury Prevention with Multi-Cultural Communities” workshop as we learn about working with culturally diverse communities to prevent injuries. The workshop will be a practical focus on working with multi-cultural (CaLD) communities to promote safety and injury prevention. The workshop aims to:

  • Provide an overview of the Perth refugee population, including people seeking asylum.
  • Increase understanding of appropriate ways to work with culturally diverse communities.
  • Increase knowledge of the impact of culture in planning and implementing programs/services which target injury prevention/safety promotion.
  • Improve skills in developing programs/services in consultation with CaLD communities.
  • Increase understanding of multicultural tools and resources are available.

Email Glenda at gspain-dixon@injurymatters.org.au to register your interest now!

Strength and Balance Workshop for Allied Health Professionals

Join Injury Matters as we learn about the concepts behind effective strength and balance training for falls prevention, which programs are most effective for individual target audiences and modifications to suit an individual’s needs.

The workshop will be a practical focus on strategies for preventing falls in older adults will be tailored to meet the needs of Allied Health Professionals (physiotherapists and OT’s).  This Stay on Your Feet® workshop aims to:

  • Improve awareness of how to improve strength and balance in older adults.
  • Increase understanding of how to reduce poor strength and balance in older adults to prevent falls.
  • Improve skills and knowledge of effective strategies to improve strength and balance in older adults.

The workshop will include concepts of LiFE (Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise), OTAGO, No Falls and also Tai Chi and will be facilitated by Tony Petta, Senior Physiotherapist, Falls Clinic (Department of Health) and Sam Sujatna, Master Tai Chi instructor.