Professional Development

Understanding Cross Cultural Parenting Styles

“It takes a village to raise a child”, an African proverb that means an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to grow in a safe and healthy environment.

This half-day online workshop will assist practitioners to better understand cross cultural parenting styles of migrant and refugee parents recently arrived and/or living in Australia. The number of people living in Australia who were born overseas is continuing to increase. According to 2021 census data, the proportion of Australian residents that are born overseas (first generation) or have a parent born overseas (second generation) has moved above 50 per cent (51.5 per cent).

This Online Workshop will help you to:

• Increase awareness and understanding of diverse child rearing/parenting practices
• Learn about attachment styles communication and dealing with conflict and acculturation stress for children and young people of CALD backgrounds (aged 0-18 years)
• Gain cross-cultural sensitive practice skills in working with parents from CALD backgrounds.

Who should attend this workshop?

TEI Community Sector Workers in Western Sydney Nepean Blue Mountains Area.


Jatinder Kaur is the director of JK Diversity Consultants and an accredited mental health social worker (AMHSW) specialising in working with migrant and refugee communities. Her professional career spans 20 years and in number of areas of practice: research, child protection, family support, refugee settlement support, domestic violence counselling, policy roles and teaching social work practice. 

She has given evidence at various child protection inquires, Royal commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse and Senate Inquiry into dowry abuse. She has published in various academic journals and was featured in SBS documentary “See what you made me do” for her frontline domestic violence work with Indian women. 

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

Code: WS2401

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Online Workshop


Tuesday 27 September 2022


9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Online Workshop


Online via Zoom


  • Member: $36.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $60.00 + GST

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