Intensive introduction to working with people from refugee backgrounds, for nurses and allied health professionals.
Feb18Thu, 18 Feb 09:30 AM - Fri, 19 Feb 03:30 PM in online
May06Thu, 06 May 09:30 AM - Fri, 07 May 03:30 PM in online
Aug05Thu, 05 Aug 09:30 AM - Fri, 06 Aug 03:30 PM in Brunswick
Nov04Thu, 04 Nov 09:30 AM - Fri, 05 Nov 03:30 PM in Brunswick
This two day intensive introduction includes an exploration of potential pre-arrival experiences of people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds, and the impact of those experiences on health and wellbeing in both early and longer-term settlement contexts. Participants will engage with concepts of health literacy, cultural awareness, and assessing common physical and emotional health issues which are a result of refugee experiences. Communication skills, refugee health and settlement services, and other key services and resources will be discussed.
- Understanding Australia’s humanitarian program and recent refugee and asylum seeker arrival patterns, within a broader policy context;
- Exploring issues in working cross culturally;
- Exploring the Foundation House Trauma Recovery Framework to better understand the impact of torture and trauma and the basis for interventions;
- Overview of relevant services for people from refugee backgrounds and referral processes;
- Overview of refugee health assessments; and
- Appropriate interventions for common health issues.
Only available to Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.
NO PRE-REQUISITE REQUIRED
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.