Webinar: Nirmala Narasimham: Working with Ethnic Communities

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The last two decades has seen some major changes in the demographic and cultural diversity in New Zealand.  The ethnic composition of population has undergone changes which call for a use of different of social work interventions in working with the growing ethnic communities with the varied needs, cultural differences and different worldviews.

In order to meet this growing demand, there has been the growth of either specialised services agencies or specialist personnel in mainstream agencies.  What has been unexplored, however, is the nature of interventions that they utilise to work effectively in the ethnic sector.

The presentation will address some of the issues/challenges  that social workers are faced with when working with ethnic families and the successful interventions  used by social workers working in SHAMA – the Hamilton ethnic women’s centre.