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Aged Care of Older People with Torture and Refugee Trauma Experiences
Australia has been providing people with a home for humanitarian reasons since the 1930s. Many of these who arrived as children and adults in the subsequent decades are now ageing. Those who arrived on humanitarian visas as older persons in the past decade or so will also be eligible for aged care services. This half-day workshop will give participants an understanding of the impact of torture and refugee trauma, how this impacts on the ageing process, and vice versa. As people age and their cognitive function and short-term memory decline, the mechanisms that kept traumatic memories under control may weaken. Ageing survivors may lose second language (English) competence and revert to their mother tongue. Reduced physical mobility may exacerbate social isolation and cultural dislocation. This workshop will discuss trauma recovery oriented and culturally safe practice when working with older people from refugee backgrounds, their families, carers and communities.
- Countries of origin of older former refugees in Australia
- Impact of torture and refugee trauma
- Impact of the ageing process on trauma survivors
- PTSD and ageing
- Ageing, culture and CALD communities
- Role of family members and carers
- Trauma recovery oriented and culturally safe practice
- Conducting assessment interviews for eligibility for aged care services
- Using interpreters
- Managing trauma triggers
- Working with family members
All service provider personnel working with older people from refugee backgrounds including direct workers, volunteers, service coordinators and managers.
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.
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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, seniors and the unemployed. 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 deadlines for the early bird and standard prices cannot be extended. The STARTTS Training Team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 half-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.
CPD hours = 4
This workshop adheres to the continuing professional development standards of most professional bodies. Please check the CPD policy of your professional body.
Phone: (02) 9646 6700 Ask for the Training Administration Officer