This one day workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to working with people from refugee backgrounds. Participants will gain knowledge of the context and experiences of people from these backgrounds, and explore ways of working together. The workshop will also explore positive working relationships and maintaining worker resilience in a challenging environment.
- An overview of some experiences of people who have fled wars and oppressive regimes;
- An outline of Australia’s humanitarian program within a global context;
- The Foundation House Framework for Recovery and how this applies in the workplace;
- The psychosocial effects of traumatic experiences on individuals, families and communities – includes the impact of detention and prolonged uncertainty in seeking asylum;
- A reflection on working cross-culturally; and
- Reflections on the impact of working with trauma, professional boundaries, and locating ourselves in the work.
Anyone working with, or interested in working with, people from refugee backgrounds, e.g. settlement workers, youth workers, hospital staff, community workers, council workers, and people working the justice sector.