Communities and Trauma: Supporting Recovery from Collective Trauma


Refugee and asylum seeking experiences tear at the social fabric tying people together. This workshop will explore some of the potential far-reaching impacts of collective trauma for communities in the resettlement context, and potential recovery processes.

Participants will be introduced to the Foundation House Framework for Recovery.

This workshop will comprise a panel of speakers, including members from refugee backgrounds and a peace-practitioner.

Content includes:

  • Exploration of concepts such as trans-generational trauma and collective trauma;
  • Foundation House Framework for Recovery;
  • Reflections on the collective impact of trauma from members of diaspora communities; and
  • Consideration of ways to facilitate connection and longer-term recovery processes in communities who have experienced collective trauma.

Suitable for

Anyone interested in working with communities whose members may be from refugee backgrounds, eg. bi-cultural workers, community development workers; school employees, eg. teachers, vice principals, welfare staff; those working in policy roles, eg. community health workers and managers.


$275 per person
Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea included