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Community Development with Refugee Communities

8 May 2020 | Carramar

Workshop overview

This one-day workshop is based on the experience of over 30 years of STARTTS experience and theoretical frameworks developed by eminent practitioners such as Dr Jim Ife; as well as the essential community development models: social capital development; asset based community development; and collective narrative approaches. It will include practical examples and experiential activities that participants can use and adapt in their own work. Participants will leave the workshop with a strong understanding of how persecution, organised violence, forced displacement and resettlement can create unique challenges for refugee communities, and how they can work with and alongside communities to enhance their strengths, heal from trauma and rebuild in Australia.

Program

  • Torture and traumatic experiences, resettlement and refugee communities
  • Community development: Definitions, models and processes
  • Application of community development principles with groups from refugee backgrounds
  • The challenges of working with refugee communities
  • Case studies

Suitable for community workers and social workers wishing to develop professional skills in community development with refugee communities in Australia. Participants will need to have an existing understanding of basic community development principles.

Date: 8 May 2020

Time: 9am-4.30pm

Cost: $249 full | $199 concession

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

Carramar venue
STARTTS Carramar, 152-168 The Horsley Drive
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

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.

This workshop is available upon request. Please go to the ‘Request Training page for further information about workshop fees and how to make a request for your workplace. Please note that requests need to be made and confirmed at least 6-8 weeks in advance as we do get booked up.

A certificate for the one-day workshop will be emailed after the event to attendees who signed on at a STARTTS calendar event. For workshops delivered by request in your workplace, a certificate for the workshop can be emailed to the participants after the event if the organisation supplies an Excel sheet with the First Name, Last Name and Email address of every participant listed.

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

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