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Female genital Cutting/Mutilation

Event Details
Date: Monday 7th December 2020
Time: 12.30-1.45pm AWST
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1


Early Bird until 27 Nov
AASW members $30.00
Non-members $38.00
AASW Student $15.00
Non Member Student $20.00
Standard from 28 Nov
AASW Members $36.00
Non-members $45.00
AASW Student $15.00
Non Member Student $20.00

Ensure you are logged into the AASW website to apply the members price.

Organiser: AASW WA Branch

Robyn Hoffmann
Branch Service Corodinator

AASW WA Office
Work days: Mon-Thurs

03 9320 1000
Then ask for the WA Branch



The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Female genital Cutting/Mutilation. The content is relevant to social workers working in a health setting, in particulars OBS and GYNAE, but is relevant to all social workers.

This will be held via an Zoom meeting platform. Log on details will be emailed the day prior or day of/to the meeting - please ensure you register to receive the details.

This seminar will provide social workers with information on the practice of female genital cutting/mutilation. The seminar will also delve into the dynamics of FGC/M as a form of violence against women and children. It will also demonstrate all of the different types of FGC/M and how to best care for a patient who may present with this.

Learning outcomes

  • An understanding of FGC/M
  • Communities affected
  • Statistics and facts on the practice
  • Ways to detect it and speak about it with a patient
  • Tips on screening
  • Working with interpreters

Presenter: Doctor Carol Kaplanian

Carol has completed a PhD on ‘Honour-based Violence in Jordan’ and has a Bachelor’s Degree in social work and social policy, plus a Masters in social work. She specialises in clinical counselling and working with victims of torture and trauma, the latter of which involved spending an extensive amount of time working in Jordanian refugee camps offering counselling and education to refugees.

Today, she is the State Coordinator for Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation program (training and education) at the Women and Newborn Health Service. She is also responsible for developing training on Family and Domestic Violence (CaLD communities). She has also worked at ISHAR as a therapist in a clinical setting providing therapy to refugees and migrants, mostly around domestic violence, and teaches counselling at the University of Notre Dame. She is currently also working at the Sexual Assault Resource Centre.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers