Intensive Introduction for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

  • Nov
    Thu, 26 Nov 09:30 AM - Fri, 27 Nov 02:30 PM in online
    • Free
    Event is fullJoin waiting list

This two day intensive introduction includes an exploration of some 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 settlement and longer-term contexts. Participants will also 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 important services and resources will also be discussed.

Content includes
  • Understanding Australia’s humanitarian program and asylum seeking pathways within a broader policy context;
  • Exploring issues in working cross culturally;
  • Exploring the Foundation House’s Trauma Recovery Framework regarding the impact of torture and trauma and the basis for interventions;
  • Overview of relevant services for people from refugee backgrounds and referral processes;
  • Approaches to refugee health assessments; and
  • Appropriate interventions for common health issues.

Suitable for

Only available to Nurses and Allied Health professionals.


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.