A cultural competency model for occupational therapists working with military and Veteran families
Register by Monday, October 08, 2018 at 11: 00 AM ET
Presenters: Linna Tam-Seto
The National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman’s Special Report, On the Homefront: Assessing the Well-being of Canada’s Military Families in the New Millennium, describes the impact of military lifestyle on the stability, mental health and well-being of Canadian military families. Unlike their American counterparts, Canadian military families access the civilian healthcare system. Since the military is perceived as its own culture, the need for cultural competency among occupational therapists working with military families is required. This webinar will present evidence-informed cultural competencies that can be used to support occupational therapy practice with military family members.
After taking part in this webinar, participants will:
Recognize the unique challenges faced by Canadian military families when accessing health care services.
Understand the military family cultural competencies relevant for client-centred occupational therapy practice.
Level: Intermediate (3-5 years of experience in this specific practice or topic area)
Areas of practice Mental health,Health promotion and wellness, Researchers, Educators
Client age groups
Young children (0-4 years old), School aged children (5-12 years old), Adolescents (13-17 years old), Adults (18-64 years old), Seniors (65+ years old)