Working with Families with Child Protection Involvement
• What are the complex issues facing these families?
• How do I engage families when they feel there isn’t a choice?
• How do I position myself with child protection services?
• What are some helpful family therapy ideas/skills?
• What are the particular challenges of home visits and how do I address these?
• What do I enjoy most abo
Abeda Iqbal is a family therapist with a Masters in Couple and Family Therapy, currently working in a family preservation program, with families at risk of having their children removed. She has worked for Relationships Australia NSW, for over 13 years and her clinical work has included family, couple and individual therapy.
Abeda is passionate about resourcing parents, as she believes anything that resources parents ultimately benefits children. Abeda’s areas of interest include the impact of trauma and resettlement on the family system, cross-cultural parenting and resourcing organisations to better meet the needs of their clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. In 2011, Rebecca Codrington, Abeda Iqbal and Jackie Segal published a paper titled, “Lost in Translation? Embracing the challenges of working with families from a refugee background”, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, ANZJFT, 32 (2), 129-143.
Abeda has also run parenting workshops and groups in partnership with NGO’s, local councils, Department of Health and schools, and conducted training and conference presentations to explore her areas of interest.
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