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Adelaide – Workshop – Core Concepts in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds (OCT)
17 October 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Core Concepts in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds (OCT)
This one-day introductory workshop is designed to put a framework of understanding around working with people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. It focuses on understanding the link between what refugees have been through, the impact of torture and other traumatic events, the stressors of detention, resettlement and cultural transition. It explores how to work in a trauma informed and culturally competent way that promotes recovery 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 with people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.
- The refugee experience
- Impact of torture and other traumatic events
- The stressors of resettlement and cultural transition
- The stressors of seeking asylum in Australia
- Cultural competence
- Working within a recovery framework
- Vicarious trauma and self-care
For further information
Telephone 8206 8900