Child and Adolescent Health

  • Jun
    Thu, 27 Jun 09:30 AM - Thu, 27 Jun 04:30 PM in Brunswick
    Register11 places remaining

Children and adolescents who have arrived in Australia following exposure to violence, persecution and displacement, face a diverse range of challenges. This is in large part due to the disruption of: a sense of safety; development and identity; relationships; and education. At the same time, their age and early developmental path means they carry enormous capacity and potential for recovery, learning and growth. This course will explore the impact of torture and other traumatic events for young people. By understanding the relationship between pre arrival experiences, settlement stressors and opportunities, and the impact on development, physical and mental health, and family dynamics, participants will develop a broad foundation for working with this client group. The workshop will also include an overview of relevant services and referrals.

Content includes:

  • Understanding children and adolescents’ pre-arrival experiences of violence, persecution and displacement;
  • Psycho-social, developmental, and physical health implications of the refugee experience;
  • Key practice and engagement tips; and
  • Overview of relevant services and referrals.


The Intensive Introduction for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is considered to be a pre-requisite for this workshop.

If you have significant experience working with people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds, you may be eligible for an exemption. Please email  noting your experience working with people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds (minimum 6 months working/volunteering) when requesting an exemption.

Suitable for

Nurses and Allied Health Professionals working with people from refugee backgrounds in a variety of settings.


Foundation House is able to provide professional development for nurses and allied health due to the support of the Department of Health and Human Services. Therefore this workshop is provided without charge to professionals working in these areas.
Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea included.