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Clinical and Community Interventions in Early Childhood with Refugee Families

Dates

26-27 October 2017

9am-4.30pm

Cost

$249 Regular
$174.30 Student/Concession

Price includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Registrations essential

All registrations are online. You can elect to pay immediately with your credit card or request an invoice to pay by cheque or make a transfer to STARTTS’ bank account. Please click on the ‘Register now’ button above. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically. Call STARTTS on (02) 9794 1900 and ask for the Training Administration Officer if you have any questions.

Workshop outline

This workshop aims to orient early childhood clinicians and other workers to how they can transfer their skills and experience to working with refugee trauma in the 0-6 age group. The first day covers the introductory concepts, and will help clinicians better understand the complexity of issues faced by young refugees, asylum seekers and their families, as well as STARTTS’ service provision model. The final two days will focus on trauma recovery and development in early childhood, and culturally appropriate interventions. It is important that day one is completed in order to fully understand STARTTS’ approach to clinical work.

Workshop program

  • The refugee experience
  • Considerations and challenges of refugee trauma work
  • Clinical implications of refugee trauma manifestations
  • Effective cross-cultural engagement
  • Comprehensive refugee clinical assessment
  • Formulating a case and treatment plan for refugee trauma
  • Psychoeducation
  • Trauma treatment strategies
  • Ending treatment and measuring clinical outcomes
  • Self care in the face of highly traumatised clients

Target group

Suitable for clinicians and workers in the early childhood field (0-6 years).

Trainer – Rosemary Signorelli

Rosemary Signorelli is a Psychotherapist, Music Therapist and Occupational Therapist who has qualifications and extensive experience in various clinical settings. This includes work across the total life span, with people who have special needs, other health issues or have had experiences of abuse and/or trauma. She has worked in a variety of contexts including hospitals, health centres, aged and community services, community organisations and venues, prisons and detention centres. Her current work at STARTTS integrates all areas of her expertise; she is particularly passionate about the importance of early intervention for infants, toddlers and pre-school children from refugee families. This includes working with the parent and child together, in dyads or groups of dyads, supporting the parents or other caregivers, and empowering them to continue facilitating their children’s healing and ongoing development. Rosemary also works with infants and very young children in private practice.

Trainer – Nooria Mehraby

Nooria Mehraby MD is a senior clinician and clinical trainer at STARTTS. Herself a refugee, Nooria has more than 25 years work experience with refugees both overseas and in Australia. Nooria first trained as a medical doctor in her native Afghanistan and later completed a Masters of counselling in Australia. Nooria is an experienced national and international conference speaker and is the author of multiple publications (including textbook contributions) on refugee trauma, cross cultural approaches and working with children. Nooria has lectured in various universities in NSW and has facilitated clinical workshops in other states. Nooria is the editor of a section of the Psychevisual online journal, and was formerly the editor of the Interface column in Psychotherapy in Australia. Her particular interest is on developing cross-cultural therapeutic interventions with refugees.

STARTTS – 152-168 The Horsley Drive Carramar NSW

On-site parking is available. Drive into Mitchell St at the cross-road with The Horsley Drive. Turn into the driveway on the right between Fairfield Community Health Centre and the Ambulance Station. Follow the signs to STARTTS.

The Carramar site is approximately 10 minutes walk from Carramar station and 15 minutes from Fairfield station. Alternatively, take the 904 or 905 bus from Fairfield station.

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A photocopy or pdf of a valid full-time student card must be forwarded with registration form if the student price is being paid. Workshops have a limited number of participants. Registrations close 24 hours before the event in Carramar and 48 hours before the event in regional areas. A receipt will be mailed to you once payment has been received. Registrations may be cancelled up to 14 working days prior to the day of the event with a full refund. Cancellations giving less than 14 working days notice will incur a 30% cancellation fee to cover administration costs. Fees will not be refunded for cancellations the day before or on the day of the event, nor can the registration be transferred to another workshop. If a minimum number of participants is not reached, a workshop may be cancelled. Participants may transfer to another workshop or request the return of payment if a workshop is cancelled.

Many professional organisations such as the Australian Psychological Association (APS) and the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) state that their members may accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in activities that the member determines to be relevant to their specific professional approaches, and that are consistent with the professional organisation’s CPD policy. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by many of these professional organisations. Please consult the CPD policy of your professional organisation.