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Core Concepts in Working with Children and Adolescents from Refugee Backgrounds

7 March 2014
21 August 2014
17 October 2014 

9.30am-4.30pm

Cost

$149 One day ticket full
$99 One day ticket student (Only with valid student card)

Price includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Registrations essential

You can register by paying online with your credit card. Alternatively, you can fill in the registration form to pay by cheque or to request an invoice. Please click on the appropriate button below corresponding to the workshop date you wish to attend. Call STARTTS on (02) 9794 1900 and ask for the Training Administration Officer if you have any questions.

How will you know when your registration is confirmed?

If paying online with a credit card, you will automatically be sent a confirmation email and receipt immediately. If you send in the registration form to STARTTS with your payment or invoicing details, someone from STARTTS will send you a confirmation email within a couple of days and the receipt once the payment has been processed. Contact STARTTS on (02) 9794 1900 if you haven’t received a confirmation email or if you have any questions. Ask for the Training Administration Officer.

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 refugee children and adolescents. It will look at the impact of war and violence from a developmental perspective, with attention paid to attachment and resilience.


Workshop program

  • The Complexity of the Refugee Experience
  • Problems Faced and Interventions to Facilitate Refugee Resettlement
  • Difficulties Faced by Young Asylum Seekers
  • Worker Skills: Key Principles and Techniques
  • Vicarious Trauma, Boundaries and Self Care

Target group

Relevant to anyone interested in the issues faced by child and adolescent refugee survivors of torture and trauma, and is a pre-requisite for those wishing to do some of STARTTS’ specialist workshops.

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.