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Core Concepts in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds

5 March 2021 | 21 May 2021 | Carramar
22-23 April 2021 | 17-18 June 2021 | Zoom online

Workshop overview

This  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 safe 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

  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • The global refugee situation
  • Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program, visa types
  • Impact of persecution, torture, refugee trauma and forced displacement
  • Resettlement stressors and programs
  • Issues and services for temporary visa holders and asylum seekers
  • Refugee trauma recovery practice
  • Cultural safety
  • Engagement and using interpreters
  • Trauma triggers
  • Setting boundaries
  • Vicarious trauma, burnout and self-care

Aimee Chaffer
Trainer

Joshua Hall
Psychologist/Trainer

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

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.

Face-to-Face Workshops in Carramar

Dates: 5 March 2021 | 21 May 2021
Time: 9am-4.30pm
Cost: $249

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
STARTTS is a COVID safe venue.

Zoom Online Workshops

Dates: 22-23 April 2021 | 17-18 June 2021 (Held over two half days)
Time: 9.30am-1pm
Cost: $209

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.

CPD hours = 7 (for the one-day workshop)

This workshop adheres to the continuing professional development standards of most professional bodies. Please check the CPD policy of your professional body.

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

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