Coming In: Inclusive Practice Strategies for Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds with Diverse Genders, Sexualities and Bodies

22 March 2019 | Carramar

Author: Benson Kua
Author: Benson Kua

Workshop overview

This one-day workshop focuses on building understanding of the specific issues faced by people with asylum seeker and refugee background who are LGBTIQ+, including strengths, vulnerabilities and the risks experienced in their home countries, during the journey and resettling in Australia. It will highlight the multiple oppressions faced, and explore the diversity of needs and experiences that are grouped under the LGBTIQ+ framework. Coming In will increase awareness of how to identify assumptions or biases that may impact negatively on the provision of effective assistance, and how to enhance the ability to work in partnership with LGBTIQ+ clients with the aim of enabling services to become more safe and welcoming for all their clients.


  • Expectations and guiding principles
  • Definitions, identity and diversity
  • Who are LGBTIQ+ refugees and asylum seekers?
  • The biopsychosocial and systemic impacts of refugee trauma and torture
  • The complex challenges of refugee trauma, dislocation, resettlement and cultural transition
  • Worker skills: Key principles and techniques
  • Self-refection

$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.

STARTTS Carramar
152-168 The Horsley Drive
Carramar NSW 2163

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


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 or (02) 9646 6700.

Phone: (02) 9646 6700  Ask for the Training Administration Officer