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Core Concepts in Working with Children and Adolescents from Refugee Backgrounds

Dates

16 March 2018 (Carramar)
4 September 2018
(Coffs Harbour)
13 September 2018
(Carramar)

9.30am-4.30pm

Cost

$249 Regular
$149 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 below. Call STARTTS on (02) 9794 1900 and ask for the Training Administration Officer if you have any questions.

Workshop outline

This one-day introductory workshop has the same structure as the “Core Concepts in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds” (it is not necessary to do both) but focuses on providing a framework for understanding the unique issues and challenges faced by children and adolescents from refugee backgrounds. It will look at the impact of war and violence from a developmental perspective, with attention paid to attachment and resilience.

Workshop program

  • The refugee experience
  • Impact of torture and other traumatic events
  • The stressors of resettlement and cultural transition
  • The stressors of seeking asylum in Australia
  • Cultural competence
  • Working within a recovery framework
  • Vicarious trauma and self care

Target group

Relevant to anyone interested in the issues faced by children and adolescents from refugee backgrounds.

Carramar venue
STARTTS Carramar
152-168 The Horsley Dr
Carramar NSW

Coffs Habour venue
Coffs Harbour Golf Club
Earl Street
Coffs Harbour NSW

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.