Working with CALD and Refugee Communities in Child & Family Welfare Settings
This full day workshop will focus on skills when working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) & refugee young people and communities in the child & family welfare setting.
This training workshop will cover the following cultural sensitive practice within the child protection continuum:
- Cultural Diversity in CALD communities
- Migration and settlement issues
- Communication and Language considerations
- Diverse Child rearing Practices
- Assessment frameworks & Culturally Sensitive Practice considerations
- Cultural needs of CALD children in Out-Of-Home Care
- gain a better understanding of working cross culturally with families from CALD and refugee families within the child and family welfare setting.
- develop an understanding of cross cultural competence when working with CALD & refugee communities.
- Identify strategies of engagement with CALD/Refugee clients (using interpreters, language & communication considerations).
- Identify strategies in supporting the cultural needs of CALD & refugee children and young people in OOHC.
Who should attend?
Social workers employed in family support work, child protection, case management, out-of-home care, mental health practitioners, those working in the Settlement sector, community detention programs, domestic violence, housing & homelessness.
It is MYAN NSW's policy that interns are provided a free place at our training if accompanying a fee paying staff member. Please contact Alex Long for more information about offering this training to an intern at your organisation.
The training will be delivered by Jatinder Kaur of JK Diversity Consultants. Jatinder has 14 years experience of working in policy, research and social work practice and is a current mental health clinician. In 2007, she conducted the first Australian research which explored child protection assessment frameworks used when working with CALD families in the child protection system and developed the Cross Cultural Child Protection Survey (CCCPS).
Practitioners should have basic knowledge and experience in working with CALD and newly arrived refugee groups.