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Working with Families from Refugee Backgrounds

7 May 2020 | Wagga Wagga – Cancelled

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.


  • 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.

7 May 2020 | Wagga Wagga – Cancelled

Time: 9am-4.30pm

Cost: $249 full | $199 concession

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.

Wagga Wagga venue
Wagga Wagga RSL Club
Kincaid St & Dobbs St
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

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 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.

Phone: (02) 9646 6700  Ask for the Training Administration Officer

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