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Cultural Competence in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds

Dates

6 September 2019

9am-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 one day workshop will give participants a greater awareness of the key factors which impact on client-worker interactions such one’s worldview, privilege, bias and representation. Participants will come away with general knowledge of the socio-political contexts of the main countries of origin of refugees coming to Australia and how culture, identity and meaning are impacted by torture and other traumatic events, resettlement, interactions with the host culture and the Australian service provision context. The workshop will explore key worker attitudes and skills for working in a culturally competent and trauma informed manner with people from refugee backgrounds.

Workshop program

  • Cultural competence and refugees
  • Awareness: Culture, identity and meaning
  • Knowledge: Torture and refugee trauma, resettlement and cultural transition
  • Attitudes and Skills: Worker attributes and culturally competent communication

Target group

Relevant to anyone interested in being able to work with cultural competence with people from refugee backgrounds.

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