Core Concepts in Working with Children and Adolescents for Refugee Backgrounds

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Armidale City Bowling Club, Tops Function Room, 92-96 Dumaresq Street, Armidale, NSW 2350

$249 full | $199 concession

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Workshop

This one-day introductory workshop is designed to put a framework of understanding around the unique issues faced by children and adolescents 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 will look at the impact of war and violence from a developmental perspective, with attention paid to attachment and resilience.

This one-day introductory workshop is designed to put a framework of understanding around the unique issues faced by children and adolescents 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 will look at the impact of war and violence from a developmental perspective, with attention paid to attachment and resilience.

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 re-traumatisation.

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 children and adolescents from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

Program

  • 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