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Disability, Refugee Trauma and Resettlement

23 July 2021 | Zoom

Workshop overview

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.

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.

Zoom Online Workshop

Date: 23 July 2021
Time: 9am-1pm
Cost: $109

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 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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