Culturally Responsive Practice: Responding to Family Violence in Migrant and Refugee Communities

This training has been designed for family violence workers, practitioners, and specialists to better support migrant and refugee women and their children who have or are experiencing family violence.



Who is this training for? 

  • Are you an experienced family violence practitioner/specialist? 
  • Do you engage with refugee and migrant clients experiencing family violence? 
  • Do you need additional training that builds on your foundational knowledge? 

What you will learn:

  1. Reflect on their own professional practice using culturally responsive practice, cultural humility, unconscious bias practices and an intersectional approach. ​  
  2. Discuss how systemic barriers and discrimination may impact on clients/families from migrant and refugee backgrounds to seek and sustain service support.​  
  3. Explore and respond to the impacts of migration, visa status and complex family dynamics for migrant and refugee clients/families in their journey through intake, assessment, and safety planning.  
  4. Apply the principles of culturally responsive practices when engaging with clients/families from migrant and refugee backgrounds experiencing multiple systemic barriers and discrimination.  

What is this training about?

Victim survivors from refugee and migrant background are exposed to multiple systemic barriers and forms of discrimination not only in the migration process, but when seeking formal/service support for family violence.

This specialist training is designed to build the capabilities of experienced professionals and agencies to address these complex barriers through practical and theoretical perspectives. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own professional practice through learning and exploring the concepts of cultural humility, intersectionality and unconscious bias and apply these theories into practice in the case studies and reflective exercises.  

Upon completion of this training, participants will have an evolved understanding of the barrier's clients from migrant and refugee backgrounds face when accessing and/or sustaining family violence support. Participants will also be equipped to apply a culturally responsive and intersectional approach to intake, assessment and safety planning measures, as well as to the use of standard MARAM tools such as genograms and ecomaps.

How to request this training:

To enquire about this training or tailored options, please submit a training request form. Once you have submitted a training request, our Learning & Development team will review your request, please allow 10 working days for our team to get in contact with you. 



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