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Working with Families from Refugee Backgrounds

Workshop overview

This workshop is designed to put a framework of understanding around working with families from refugee backgrounds. It focuses on understanding the link between what refugees have been through, the impact of torture and other traumatic events on children, parents and the whole family, attachment, resettlement and cultural transition. It explores how to work in a trauma informed and culturally inclusive way that promotes recovery and secure attachment, 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.

Program

  • The refugee experience
  • Impact of torture and other traumatic events
  • The stressors of resettlement and cultural transition
  • Attachment and refugee trauma
  • Cultural inclusiveness
  • Working within a recovery framework
  • Vicarious trauma and self-care

Suitable for anyone working with or interested in working with families from refuge backgrounds.

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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