Understanding domestic & sexual violence across migrant & refugee communities

This workshop is an activity under Sexual Violence Awareness Month. We seek to highlight the intersection between domestic and sexual violence and its impact on the lives of migrant and refugee women.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Acknowledging how culture, ethnicity and religion impact on communities understanding of domestic and family violence
  • Intimate Partner Sexual Violence and the challenges for women in reporting and dealing with this type of abuse
  • The Influence of gender roles & traditions within migrant and refugee communities
  • Barriers to accessing support 
  • Culturally Sensitive Practice
  • Risk Assessment & Safety Planning

Who should attend?

  • Social Workers,
  • Police officers,
  • Domestic violence frontline workers,
  • Health staff,
  • Teachers,
  • Child welfare professionals,
  • Community members,
  • Housing support workers.

About your trainer 

JATINDER KAUR is the Director of JK Diversity Consultants and Accredited Mental health Social Worker specialist in working with migrant and refugee communities. Her professional career spans 15 years and across various scopes of practice: research, child protection, family support, refugee settlement support, domestic violence counselling, policy roles and teaching Social work practice. Since 2011, she has been delivering training workshops to professionals from multi-disciplinary background across Australia to build cultural capability and responsiveness within child welfare, mental health, domestic and family violence. She has been a strong advocate and has published research in various journals and presented at national and international conferences. She has prepared submissions to various child protection inquiries and Royal commissions and Domestic Violence reviews. She is a member of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), community member of the Queensland Parole Board and on the Advisory Board of Sikh Helpline Australia.


Phone: 07 3372 1711

Email: Oasis@ich.org.au

Web; www.ich.org.au

Address: 38 Sittella Street, Inala Qld 4077

RSVP by Friday 27 October 2017

ICH Business Centre, Inala Qld 4077
Start Date: 
Monday, 30th October 2017
End Date: 
Monday, 30th October 2017
9:00am - 1:00pm