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NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors

Disability, Refugee Trauma and Resettlement

This workshop is designed to highlight the intersections between disability and the refugee experience. It focuses on the impact that persecution, torture, organised violence and forced displacement have on people with disabilities resettling in Australia. It will explore the increased barriers that people with disability face accessing services, healing from refugee trauma and rebuilding their lives. A key component will include how services can work in a refugee trauma informed, culturally safe way that respects diverse cultural understandings about disability and how these understandings may impact service provision.

Content includes:

  • Disability across cultures
  • Refugees and disability
  • Impact of persecution, torture, refugee trauma and forced displacement
  • Resettlement stressors and cultural transition
  • Accessing services, barriers
  • Refugee trauma recovery practice
  • Cultural safety and disability
  • Engagement and using interpreters
  • Refugee trauma triggers
  • Setting boundaries
  • Vicarious trauma, burnout and self-care

Relevant to those working, volunteering or studying in the disability sector, and anyone working with people from refugee backgrounds with a disability.

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 in via Zoom. 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 = 3.5 (for the half-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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