SUPPORTING LGBTIQA+ PEOPLE FROM REFUGEE BACKGROUNDS

  • Oct
    29
    Thu, 29 Oct 09:30 AM - Thu, 29 Oct 04:30 PM in Brunswick
    • Free
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Description

This workshop will explore the pre-arrival experiences and impact of torture and other traumatic events for LGBTIQA+ people. Challenges and opportunities during settlement, or the protection process, will also be explored. The workshop will emphasis key considerations and skills required in engaging with this client group, particularly when assessing health, trauma, and other psycho-social needs. Resources and referral pathways will also be discussed and shared amongst participants.


Content includes
  • Understanding common pre-arrival experiences of LGBTIQA+ people from refugee backgrounds;
  • Foundation House’s Trauma Recovery Framework and Integrated Recovery Service Model;
  • Exploring engagement skills, including language, communication, and worker assumptions;
  • Understanding settlement and protection vulnerabilities; and
  • Assessment of health needs, including sexual health information provision, resources and referral pathways.

Suitable for

Only available to Nurses and Allied Health professionals.


Pre-requisite

Participants will be expected to have completed either a Foundation House Introductory workshop, or ‘Refugee and Asylum Seeking Experiences’ Online.

The online option is available free as a pre-requisite when you register for this workshop.


Fee

This program is funded for Nurses and Allied Health professionals through the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Therefore there is no cost to professionals working in these areas.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included