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Core Concepts in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds

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Workshop overview

This one-day introductory workshop is designed to put a framework of understanding around working with people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. It focuses on understanding the link between what refugees have been through, the impact of torture and other traumatic events, the stressors of detention, resettlement and cultural transition. It explores how to work in a trauma informed and culturally competent way that promotes recovery and fosters feelings of trust, safety and control, while minimising the risk of retraumatisation. Participants will be encouraged to think about how to apply the concepts to their own workplace, and will leave the workshop feeling more confident in utilising their skills and experience with people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

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

$249 full | $199 concession

The workshop fee includes entrance to the workshop for the one day, a certificate of attendance, a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides and a complimentary morning tea.

All registrations are online and payment is by credit card. Please click on the ‘Register now’ button above. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically.

Relevant to anyone interested in the issues faced by people from refugee backgrounds.

STARTTS Carramar
152-168 The Horsley Drive
Carramar NSW 2163

Carramar venue
Parking:
Some onsite parking available (enter off Mitchell St), free street parking
Train: Fairfield train station is a 20 minute walk, Carramar train station is a 10 minute walk
Bus: 904 or 905 from Fairfield train station

9.30am-4.30pm

A certificate for the one-day workshop will be emailed after the event to attendees who signed on.

Payment of the registration fee is online by credit card and a receipt/confirmation will be automatically emailed to you. An administration fee of $30 applies to all cancellations made more than 14 days before the event. Registration once paid cannot be cancelled 14 days or less before the event, regardless of personal circumstances. Registration can be transferred to another delegate only if STARTTS is informed of the name change. Registration can be transferred to a different workshop only if notice is given to STARTTS 14 days before the date of the original event the delegate registered for. The concession price is for full-time students and pensioners only and a photocopy or pdf of a valid concession card must be forwarded to the STARTTS training team upon registration. Registrations will not be confirmed until full payment is received. The STARTTS Training Team can be contacted at stts-training@health.nsw.gov.au or (02) 9646 6700.

Email: stts-training@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 9646 6700  Ask for the Training Administration Officer