Dr Alissar El-Murr is a Senior Research Officer at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Alissar trained as a social scientist and has expertise in violence against women, public health policy and programming, and qualitative methods. Alissar has worked in academic settings, and in non-government organisations focused on culturally and linguistically diverse communities and the prevention of violence against women and their children. At the Institute, she is currently undertaking research that explores the support services available to victims/survivors of violence in Australian communities.
This webinar was held on Wednesday, 27 March 2019.
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The audio, transcript and presentation slides are available under Event Resources on this page.
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Intimate partner violence is the most commonly experienced form of family and domestic violence used against women in Australia. It takes place across all cultures and faith groups, including in refugee and immigrant communities. There is an emerging body of research investigating how services can better meet the needs of these culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
This webinar discussed the emerging research on how service providers can ensure appropriate support is available to this client group. It included an outline of practical strategies to support community involvement and leadership, cultural safety and trauma-informed care. The webinar also discussed what works to help implement these strategies, with a focus on current examples of practical strategies to address challenges to service delivery in rural and regional settings.
This webinar is of interest for those working with CALD communities, particularly refugee communities, and practitioners seeking a greater understanding of the intersecting systemic and social issues affecting service engagement.
This webinar built upon findings of a recent CFCA paper that brought together research and practice-based strategies to support women from refugee backgrounds:
- Intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities: Scoping review of issues and service responses
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