Cousin Marriage and Genetic Disorders in Diverse Communities

Research has shown many assumptions and controversies about cousin marriage and child health among professionals and people at the grassroots level.

This training uses a mix of presentations, discussion and activities to demystify medical facts and clarify the real link between cousin marriage and genetic disorders. It empowers professionals with accurate information and resources to promote understanding and enable effective communication between professionals and families.

Target Audience

  • Community Health Development Workers
  • Voluntary Sector Advisors
  • Social Workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Faith Leaders and Teachers
  • School Staff
  • Housing Support Workers
  • Health Promotion Staff
Training facilitator: Dr Aamra Darr, Independent Consultant for Public Health, Bradford District
3.5 Hours Interactive Training

Issues Covered

  • Community about genetics
  • Genetic disorders
  • Service delivery to multi-ethnic populations
  • Infant Mortality
  • Dealing with diversity
  • Informed choice
  • Professional responsibility
  • Equity in service delivery