Working with Adults from Refugee Backgrounds

Nic McBride

16 May 2017 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Australia/Hobart

Migrant Resource Centre

Southern Tasmania KGV Sports & Community Centre 1A Anfield Street, Glenorchy Hobart, TASMANIA 7010

6221 0999

A recommended introduction for anyone having contact with people from refugee and humanitarian backgrounds.

This 4 hour workshop will:

  •  Explore Australia’s part in the international refugee intake
  •  Introduce a framework of understanding around working with refugees and asylum seekers
  •  Help you understand the ‘refugee/asylum seeker experience’, both prior to arrival and during resettlement in Tasmania
  •  Focus on understanding the link between what refugees have been through, the sorts of issues and behaviours they may present with, and how to work in a way that fosters feelings of trust, safety and control, while minimising the risk of re-traumatisation
  •  Present an overview of Phoenix Centre services
  •  Enable participants to identify torture / trauma experience symptoms
  •  Increase understanding of the ‘Model of Recovery’

Who should attend?

Suitable for all those who come into contact with former refugees and people from refugee-like backgrounds.

It is recommended that participants have completed ‘Cultural Awareness Training’ prior to attending this workshop. Those with prior learning and experience working with refugees and migrants may be exempt from this requirement.


$100 (excluding GST) per person. Morning tea and attendance certificate provided.