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Supporting Refugee Communities Resettle, Recover and Rebuild in Australia

Dates

31 May 2019

9.30am-4.30pm

Cost

$249 Regular
$199 Concession

Price includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Registrations essential

All registrations are online and payment is by credit card only. Please click on the ‘Register now’ button below (2019 registrations will be available in late 2018). A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically. Please contact the Training Administration Officer with any questions on (02) 9646 6700 or stts-training@health.nsw.gov.au.

Workshop outline

This workshop is based on the experience of over 30 years of STARTTS experience and theoretical frameworks developed by eminent practitioners such as Dr Jim Ife; as well as the essential community development models: social capital development; asset based community development; and collective narrative approaches. It will include practical examples and experiential activities that participants can use and adapt in their own work. Participants will leave the workshop with a strong understanding of how persecution, organised violence, forced displacement and resettlement can create unique challenges for refugee communities, and how they can work with and alongside communities to enhance their strengths, heal from trauma and rebuild in Australia.

Workshop program

  • Torture and traumatic experiences, resettlement and refugee communities
  • Community development: Definitions, models and processes
  • Application of community development principles with groups from refugee backgrounds
  • The challenges of working with refugee communities
  • Case studies

Target group

Suitable for community workers and social workers wishing to develop professional skills in community development with refugee communities in Australia. Participants will need to have an existing understanding of basic community development principles.

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.