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Training

Jatinder has developed a training program for staff employed in child and family welfare human services. She is able to deliver this workshop with your organisation and is flexible to travel across Australia.

Upcoming Training and Events

Date

Location

How to Register

Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Refugee Communities in the Mental Health Setting. 7th August 2013 Logan Qld

Key Assets Fostering ,Conference Room,Bldg 7 Freeway Office Park 2728 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains

 Register via Email  support@jkdiversityconsultants.com.au

Working with CALD and Refugee communities in the child & family welfare setting (AASW endorsed CPD). To be advised Hobart, Tasmania

Migrant Resource Center

To be informed when further details become available please email support@jkdiversityconsultants.com.au

Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Refugee Communities in the Child and Family Welfare Setting (AASW endorsed CPD). To be advised Melbourne, Victoria

Care With Me Centre

To be informed when further details become available please email support@jkdiversityconsultants.com.au

Developing Cultural Competence in Child Protection and Out-Of-Home-Care. To be advised Logan, Qld To be informed when further details become available please email support@jkdiversityconsultants.com.au

 

The CREATE Foundations National Conference
Form Strength to Strength.  Improving the care system for children and young people through participation.

Canberra, ACT In November 2013 Jatinder will be presenting at the 2013 CREATE Foundations National Conference.  


Further dates and training workshops for 2013 are being organised for South Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory

About the Training

Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Refugee communities in the Child and Family welfare setting, is endorsed by the Australian Association of Social workers (AASW) for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit for Social Workers. The workshop is aimed at: Child protection workers; Family support workers; Teachers; Mental Health; Multicultural sector staff; DV Services; Police officers and Policy and Program officers. This is the only type of workshop of its kind being delivered across Australia. 

Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Refugee communities in the Mental Health setting, is endorsed by the Australian Association of Social workers (AASW) for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit for Social Workers. The workshop is aimed at: Family support workers; Mental Health/counsellors and Psychologists; Multicultural sector staff; DV Services and Policy and Program officers.

Developing Cultural competence in Out of Home Care (1 Full day). This workshop is targeted for foster and kinship carers, residential/youth workers and caseworker in OOHC agencies.

Previous Events and Workshops

Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Refugee communities in the Child and Family welfare setting Monday 24 November – Kinship Carer Conference

Working with Refugee & Muslim communities in the Child & Family Welfare setting

Cross Cultural Competence in Child Protection

Working with CALD and Refugee communities in the Mental Health Setting

Research Synthesis on CALD & Refugee communities in the Child Protection System

 

2013

Presented at the 2013 National Family Law Pathways Network Annual Conference
 

2012

2011

Care With Me – Public Talk flyer held in Melbourne & Media release and photo:
Public Talk on 'Cultural competence for services to CALD children' Wednesday 29 June 2011 Melbourne University, Yasuko Hiraoko Room, level 1 Sidney Myer Asia Centre

2009

Jatinder was recipient of University of Queensland – Diversity Week Grant, she presented a Public Lecture on 'Cultural Competence in Human Services' on 28 May 2009 at UQ. This lecture was well attended by students, government and non-government organisations.

UQ Public Lecture 'Cultural Competence in the Human Services' 28 May 2009. Room 102-103, Chamberlain Building, University of Queensland.

 

Research Conference Presentations

• Presented research findings at an International Conference: First International Society for Child Indicators Conference (ISCI) in Chicago, USA 26-28 June 2007.
• International Society of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) Asia-Pacific workshop, 4-5 July 2009, Adelaide
• Australian Human Development Association (AHDA), 5-8 July 2009, Adelaide
• Australian Children’s Welfare Association (ACWA) conference, Sydney, 2008;
• 11th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect (ACCAN) Nov 2007.
• Australian College Child and Family Protection Practitioners (ACCFPP) Borders and Bridges National Conference in Melbourne in 19-22 May 2007.

 

In the Media 

‘Child Safety Officers CALD research takes the international stage’ in Brighter Futures (March-April 2007 edition, page 19)
‘Pioneering work by Jatinder’ in Brighter Futures (August 2007, page 10)
‘Child Safety workers need more cultural training’ in UQ news online (22 November 2007) – link UQ online article
‘No recognition of Cultural diversity for children in state care’ The Brisbane Indian Times, August 2011 page 8 
Foster Care losing identity and connection to culture ABC Radio Life Matters, December 2012

Access and Equity Inquiry

On 18 November 2011, Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon Kate Lundy, announced the establishment of an independent panel of eminent community leaders to conduct an inquiry into Australian Government services to ensure they are responsive to the needs of Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The Inquiry Panel is examining the Australian Government's Access and Equity Strategy and Framework which applies to all Australian Government policies, programs and services.

The strategy seeks to promote fairness and responsiveness in the design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of Australian Government services for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The Access and Equity Inquiry Panel will provide advice and recommendations to the Australian Government on how existing services are provided and how they could be improved.

The independent panel is chaired by former Department of Immigration and Citizenship Deputy Secretary, Mr Peter Hughes, and includes:

• Mr Pino Migliorino, Chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia
• Ms Maria Dimopoulos, member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and International Commission of Jurists and recipient of an Amnesty International Human Rights Award
• Ms Jatinder Kaur, a cultural diversity consultant
• Judge Rauf Soulio, Chair of the Australian Multicultural Council, as an ex officio member of the panel.

The inquiry was one of five key initiatives announced in the People of Australia—Australia’s Multicultural Policy, which was launched on 16 February 2011.

Australia’s Multicultural Policy

The Inquiry is being conducted from November 2011 to June 2012. The Panel will present its final report to the Australian Government by 30 June 2012.

The Australian Government has reaffirmed its commitment to each of the Access and Equity Inquiry recommendations under the strengthened Multicultural Access and Equity Policy: Respecting diversity. Improving responsiveness.