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Cultural Competence in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds

Workshop overview

This 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. It will explore key worker attitudes and skills for working in a culturally competent and trauma informed manner with people from refugee backgrounds. This training can be delivered as a half-day or one-day 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

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.

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

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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