Come along and hear from presenter Jatinder Kaur and women with a lived experience
Jatinder Kaur will discuss aspects of intimate partner violence that impact women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds including:
- Vulnerabilities and risk factors faced by migrant and refugee women
- Holistic bio-psy-social assessments of migrant and refugee victims of intimate partner violence
- Cultural, linguistic and religious factors, barriers and challenges associated with intimate partner violence
- Physical, mental and sexual-reproductive trauma and treatment options specific to migrant and refugee women who are victims of intimate partner violence
Ms Jatinder Kaur is the Director of JK Diversity Consultants. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and specialises in working with migrant and refugee communities. Currently enrolled in a PhD at University of Melbourne examining family violence across Indian communities in Australia, her professional scopes of practice include: research, child protection, family support, refugee settlement support, domestic violence counselling, policy roles and teaching Social Work practice. Since 2011, she has delivered training across Australia to professionals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds. She is a member of the Australia Association of Social Workers (AASW) and is on the Advisory Board of Sikh Helpline Australia. In 2018, she established the first Indian women domestic violence refuge (Women’s Sahara House) in Brisbane with the support of the Brisbane Sikh Gurdwara. She has advocated for the needs of migrant and refugee women who become victims of Intimate Personal Violence (IPV) or ‘family violence’. She has prepared a submission to the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence and most recently gave evidence at the Senate Inquiry into dowry abuse public hearing held in Sydney. She has also been featured in news coverage of this issue in: The Australian, ABC radio and SBS news.
- Kaur, Jatinder & Atkin, Nina (2018) ‘Nexus between domestic violence and child protection – multidimensional forms of oppression impacting on migrant and refugee women in Australia’, Australian Social Work Journal, 71 (2), 238-248
Text Book chapter in: Child Abuse: Evidence, Prevention, Management and Policy
- Kaur, J (2019) chapter: Understanding child maltreatment across ethnic minority communities in Australia: physical abuse, neglect, witnessing domestic and family violence and child sexual abuse.
Please RSVP by return email [email protected] by May 28th.