Family Links

Working with Muslim Families

Improve your understanding of Islam and develop strategies to work more effectively with the Muslim community

Previous participants share their feedback on the Working with Muslim Families training course
Previous participants share their feedback on the Working with Muslim Families training course
  • Develop respectful strategies to overcome barriers when working with the Muslim community
  • Opportunity to explore and problem-solve issues such as domestic violence, physical punishment and child protection
  • Feel confident about respectfully challenging parents and raising concerns about children

Participants report:

  • High levels of confidence in raising difficult issues and concerns about children with Muslim parents
  • Increased confidence in working with Muslim families
  • Positive sense of their knowledge and understanding of the differences between Islamic culture, tradition and religion

On tackling physical chastisement:

“I have already challenged this with a family and felt confident in doing so having the book that was provided along with being able to talk about the prophet Mohammed and what the Quran states about living your life by him.”

“I felt it gave me basic knowledge and understanding allowing me to be able to develop a bond with the families by demonstrating an understanding of their cultural and religious beliefs.”

The Working with Muslim Families course has been developed by Family Links with input from the UK Islamic Mission, the Muslim Law Council and the Muslim College and is part of a suite of programmes incorporating Islamic Values in family and parenting support. The course will be led by Family Links’ Islamic Programmes Lead Arifa Naeem. Find out more

Following this course you will:

  • Feel confident challenging parents about concerns about children
  • Have strategies to overcome barriers to working with Muslim families, and to develop respectful, effective and strategic relationships with the Muslim community
  • Be able to describe the beliefs and practice of Islam and the differences between culture and religion
  • Understand the Islamic perspective on family relationships and managing difficult feelings, including anger

This 1-day professional development course is for social work teams, parent support workers and other community practitioners.

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