Working with Migrant & Refugee Communities in a Mental Health Setting

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Members $190.00 (inc GST) Student Members- $90.00 (inc GST) Non-Members- $240.00 (inc GST) Studen
AASW Qld Branch Office, 5/43 Vanessa Blvd
4 127
This full day workshop is designed for professionals to gain a better understanding of working with cross cultural families from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Participants will gain better understanding of working cross culturally with families from migrant and refugee backgrounds. The workshop will prepare professionals with knowledge and skills to engage effectively with adults, children and youth from diverse backgrounds and mental health issues.

Who Should Attend?

Social Workers, Counsellor, Mental Health clinicians, Psychologists, Settlement workers, DV workers, Human Services, Teachers, Support workers, Allied Health professionals, housing workers, Centrelink.

Learning Outcomes

  • Cultural factors in Mental health & illness
  • Migration and Settlement process
  • Developing cross cultural communication skills & using interpreters in Mental Health setting
  • Understanding refugee trauma and recovery framework
  • Understanding Acculturation, bullying and transition issues faced by diverse young people
  • Culturally appropriate Mental health Assessment
  • Clinical interventions working with migrant, refugee and asylum seekers

Meet the Presenter

Jatinder Kaur is the Director of JK Diversity Consultants and Accredited Mental health Social Worker specialising in working with migrant and refugee communities. Her professional career spans 15 years 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, 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.


AASW Branch Office, 5/43 Vanessa Blvd, Springwood Q 4127
Please note there is no on site parking, but plenty on Vanessa Blvd and on Cindarella Dr.

Monday 21 May 2018 - 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration from 8.45am

Morning tea will be provided.

CPD: 7 Hours

Members - Please log on to the website prior to registering to take advantage of the member rates.


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