Deadly Cards – Intentional Yarns – Atherton

Full price: $110.00 $95.00 Subsidised price: $22.00 Am I eligible?
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Venue Details

Atherton Hotel

90 Main St
Atherton, QLD, AU 4883

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What’s it about?

Deadly Cards are a tool for supporting your service to ‘yarn’ its way to cultural competence, exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, language and culture, evoking timeless ways of knowing and being.”

Deadly Cards are an open ended resource that can be used with children, young people or with staff and colleguees to support the opening of conversations about cultural inclusion.  Often the first step in reconciliation is the most difficult with people fearing that it may be incorrect or tokenistic.  The Deadly Cards are a simple and powerful resource that you can embed into your work with children of all ages, colleagues, teams and professionals.

To support incorporating the Deadly Cards into you program, practice and ongoing learning environment we have developed a two hour introductory workshop.  In this workshop we weave the Deadly Cards  into the facilitation to give you some ideas on how you can actively utilise them in workplaces and other environments. The workshop uses the Deadly Cards as a window through which to explore and share the elements that are essential to enhancing our inclusive practice.


Specific Learning Outcomes

QA6: Collaborative Partnership with Families and Communities

PS6 Engage in professional learning

PS7 engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

• Gained awareness of values, beliefs and attitudes towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures

• Explored practical ideas for using Deadly Cards as a tool for enhancing inclusive practice


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Presenter Biography
Isla Swan

Originally from the Fiji Islands and New Zealand, Isla now calls Australia home, or has for the last 22 years.  Isla has been working with the Health and Community Services Workforce Council since 2010.  Since gaining her qualifications as a Cultural Anthropologist from University of Queensland, she has enjoyed working in a variety of roles within the non-for-profit and community services.  She strongly connects with the Early Years sector where concepts like building child friendly communities and the rights of the child align with her social justice and strengths-based principles.