Ms Jatinder Kaur is the Director of JK Diversity Consultants. She is also an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Specialist in working with migrant and refugee communities. Her professional career spans 15 years and 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 for professionals from multi-disciplinary background across Australia surrounding child welfare, mental health, domestic and family violence. She has published various research, presented conferences locally and internationally, and is also a member of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and on the Advisory Board of Sikh Helpline Australia.
- 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
- Forthcoming: 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.
Abstract – Clinical Master Class – 3 July 2019
Understanding child maltreatment across ethnic minority communities in Australia: Physical abuse, neglect, witnessing domestic and family violence and child sexual abuse
Child maltreatment occurs across all cultures and there is a growing need for the Australian Child Protection System to recognise and respond to migrant and refugee communities in a culturally responsive manner. It is imperative for practitioners to become culturally sensitive and recognise the complex interactions of: race, ethnicity, social class, patriarchy, religion, immigration status and linguistic diversity and how this impacts on ethnic minority families who come to the attention of child protection system. This presentation will provide an overview and ethnic case studies in understanding child maltreatment across migrant and refugee communities. It will also provide a framework for practitioners to support ethnic minority families across the continuum from early intervention strategies for example the ‘Parenting in a new culture’ program, culturally responsive child protection practice and supporting cultural identity of children and young people from diverse backgrounds in Out of Home Care placements.