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Child And Family Health - Family Diversity And Inclusion Training

The Rainbow Families Child and Family Health - Family Diversity Inclusion Training Program, can be provided in person or online and will enable people working in maternity and child and family health to effectively navigate the challenges and opportunities of including LGBTQ+ parents and their babies within their service. This approach not only enriches clinicians' understanding of family diversity but also equips them with practical strategies to create a welcoming and affirming environment.

Through this initiative, Rainbow Families aims to contribute to the holistic growth and development of all children by promoting acceptance, understanding and appreciation for family diversity. 

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We Are Committed:

We are committed to supporting Maternity and Child And Family Health professionals in creating safe, inclusive, welcoming environments for diverse families to ensure LGBTQ+ parents and their children are best supported by mainstream services in the first 2000 days. 

We understand there is a big difference between wanting to make and implement change and having the capacity and knowledge to start the journey.

Our Purpose:

  • Partnering with the Australian College Of Midwives to create positive change.
  • Integrating family diversity in everyday conversations and programs through collaboration, training and education with Maternity and Child And Family Health professionals.
  • Empowering Maternity and Child And Family Health professionals to confidently support diverse families with the goal of all families feeling safe, included, accepted and celebrated.
  • Laying the foundation for greater acceptance and reduced discrimination and disadvantage for all LBGTQ+ people through initiating inclusion and diversity at the start of the parenting journey.

Family Diversity Training

  • We offer training for Maternity and Child And Family Health professionals to confidently include all families they are supporting.
  • The program equips Child And Family Health professionals with practical strategies to create affirming clinic spaces and reduce discrimination and disadvantage for parents and babies.
  • Your team will complete the training equipped with the knowledge to confidently support LGBTQ+ parents, so children from rainbow families have the best possible start to life.

Why Is Family Diversity Training Important?
Our training supports Maternity and Child And Family Health professionals to understand the NSW LGBTIQ+ Health Strategy. Participation in this training will assist Child And Family Health professionals in developing deeper knowledge and understanding and support staff in cultivating genuine partnerships with diverse families, creating a clinic that is welcoming to all families.

Ready to find out more?

  • Contact us to express your interest in training.
  • Our team will reach out to you to schedule a discussion about your training needs.
  • Our Program Manager Rachel Reid will offer training at a time that suits you and your team.
  • The program includes a pre-training screening and survey so we can best understand your training needs.
  • The training will take between 60 and 90 minutes depending on your requirements.
  • Following the training we will check back in with you to see what we can do to continue to support you.

Check out the link to to find out more about Rachel and why we are so thrilled to have her driving our program.

Meet Rachel Reid

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