Live Event: STARTTS Masterclass
Clinical Challenges and Opportunities in Working with Child Protection in the Context of Cultural Diversity and Refugee Trauma
3 July 2019 | 6.00pm – 8.00pm AEST
Refugee communities in Australia are incredibly diverse, and this diversity can include differences within communities. Child protection can be a sensitive issue amongst refugee communities and can pose many challenges for workers. Working in a culturally appropriate manner, utilising cultural and religious beliefs about child protection, can provide a great opportunity for clinicians. The Clinical Master Class, presented by Ms Jatinder Kaur and Hannah Jamaleddine, will discuss best practice on how to approach the complexities when child protection issues arise in a clinical setting when treating clients from refugee backgrounds from diverse communities.
Ms Jatinder Kaur will present:
“Understanding Child Maltreatment Across Ethnic Minority Communities in Australia: Physical Abuse, Neglect, Witnessing Domestic and Family Violence and Child Sexual Abuse.”
Child maltreatment occurs across all cultures and there is a growing need for the Australian Child Protection System to recognise and respond to migrant and refugee communities in a culturally responsive manner. It is imperative for practitioners to become culturally sensitive and recognise the complex interactions of: race, ethnicity, social class, patriarchy, religion, immigration status and linguistic diversity and how this impacts on ethnic minority families who come to the attention of child protection system. This presentation will provide an overview and ethnic case studies in understanding child maltreatment across migrant and refugee communities. It will also provide a framework for practitioners to support ethnic minority families across the continuum from early intervention strategies for example the ‘Parenting in a new culture’ program, culturally responsive child protection practice and supporting cultural identity of children and young people from diverse backgrounds in Out of Home Care placements.
Hannah Jameleddine will present:
“Working with Culture and Trauma when Child Protection Issues Emerge in a Refugee Family.”
Refugees and their families are coming into more contact with child protection services in Australia. These families have experienced pre-migration, migration, and post-migration trauma; including reasons for leaving their home country, experiences in transit, challenges in reception and resettlement experiences. This process can impact on the family’s well-being and parenting practices. Services supporting refugees and their families need to be well informed with culturally competent clinical interventions. Working in conjunction with their values, cultural, traditional and religious practices are paramount in achieving a positive, respectful and supportive outcome. This presentation will focus on how child protect worked with supporting services involved to assist an adolescent and his family from a Hazara background from Afghanistan within a culturally appropriate approach.
Free to attend in person with RSVP
Free to watch the live webcast (no need to RSVP)