New Release: STARTTS Masterclass Lectures
Understanding Child Maltreatment Across Ethnic Minority Communities in Australia: Physical Abuse, Neglect, Witnessing Domestic and Family Violence and Child Sexual Abuse.
Presented by Ms Jatinder Kaur
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.
Working with Culture and Trauma when Child Protection Issues Emerge in a Refugee Family.
Presented by Hannah Jameleddine
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.