Refugees and Asylum Seeking Experiences


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 establishing positive working relationships and maintaining worker resilience in a challenging environment.

Content includes
  • An overview of some experiences of people who have fled war, persecution and human rights abuses;
  • An outline of Australia’s humanitarian program within a global context;
  • Foundation House’s Trauma Recovery Framework 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 how we understand ‘culture’; and
  • Reflections on the impact of working with trauma, professional boundaries, and locating ourselves in the work.

Suitable for

Professionals working with or wanting to work with people from refugee backgrounds, eg. settlement workers, youth workers, community workers, council workers, workers in the justice sector, social workers, family service practitioners, counsellors, psychotherapists.


Standard Rate: $275 per person
Early Bird Rate: $245 per person (if you enrol on or before 27 Feb for Mar workshop or 25 Jun for Jul workshop)
Note: Discount will apply at Checkout
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included