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Terkku Hanke – Cultural Mediation Training by HEED Finland
May 20 - June 20
As part of TERKKU Hanke, HEED Finland facilitated a cultural mediation training, which was supplementary training for professionals of an immigrant /multicultural background in the field of health and social services. The aim of the training was to strengthen professionals´ competence in multiculturally sensitive work, to strengthen participants ‘ability to use their own multicultural background and competence in their work, and to provide tools for dealing with different multicultural clients and ways of dealing with racism in the workplace. The trainer was the Chairperson of HEED Finland who is also a Senior lecturer in the department of Nursing at Laurea University of Applied Sciences, and with many years of experience in multicultural work in the health and social sector. Trainings were held virtually in the spring of 2020 due to covid 19 and face-to-face in the spring of 2021. A follow up training session was also held in the spring of 2022. The feedback from participants was excellent, with emphasize on the need for more of such trainings in the future.