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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Overcoming Barriers: Working with CALD Children in their Own Right

On 14 March 2018, through the popular NIFVS Overcoming Barriers resource, participants explored the specific support needs of CALD children who have experienced family violence and considered how cultural assumptions can impact the safety of women and children who experience family violence. Psychologist Jennifer Dawson and a panel of regional experts discussed how practitioners can enhance their culturally sensitivity and work towards strengthening the mother-child bond.

Margarita Karamitros (Anglicare) and Amuna Abdella (Merri Health)

Forum resources

View a summary of the forum.

View the presentation from the forum.

Additional resources

View the Overcoming Barriers CALD resource.

Find further Children and Young People and CALD Communities related resources for practitioners.