On Tuesday 24 November, 82 workers from family violence services and CALD services participated in a Practice Exchange Forum to explore how to better respond to CALD women who have experienced family violence.
Attendees heard presentations on how everyday prejudices can impact CALD women experiencing family violence and how visas impact upon women experiencing family violence. They considered case studies and exchanged ideas for working with clients.
The forum concluded with participants making recommendations about how services can better engage and respond to CALD women and children. These recommendations will be used to create an organisational resource to be developed in 2016.
Presentation slides and a summary of the forum will be available on the NIFVS website in mid-December.