Training

RASNZ provides training for health and non-health professionals working with clients from refugee backgrounds.

Working with Clients from a Refugee Background: A Cross-cultural Trauma-informed Approach

This workshop is designed to introduce practitioners to a cross-cultural model of working with individuals and families form a refugee background. The training will provided an understanding of the refugee journey to New Zealand and explore the impact of stressors, both along the way and on arriving to New Zealand. Using case examples and participant discussions we will look to understand the impact of trauma on the brain, on the body, and on families. Participants will also be challenged to explore their own experiences and assumptions about culture and working with ethnically diverse groups to understand how this might impact the work they do. By the end of the workshop, participants will feel confident in applying the cross-cultural trauma-informed practice model to their work with people from refugee backgrounds.

Workshop Outline:

  • The global refugee crisis
  • The refugee context in New Zealand
  • The refugee journey
  • Understanding trauma
  • The impact of trauma on the brain, the body, and families
  • What we bring to our work
  • Understanding vicarious trauma and self-care
  • Introduction of a cross-cultural, trauma-informed framework

Target group

One-day: Health and allied professionals who support clients from a former refugee background

Half-day: People who are interested in gaining an understanding of the issues faced by those from a former refugee background

Click on your region below to find out about upcoming training sessions in your area and to register.

Auckland

One-day for health and allied professionals – May 28th
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Half-day for health & non-health professionals – May 29th
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Christchurch

One-day for health and allied professionals – June 21st
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Half-day for health & non-health professionals – June 22nd
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Dunedin

 

No workshops scheduled at this time

 

Hamilton

 

No workshops scheduled at this time

 

Invercargill

One-day for health and allied professionals – June 14th
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Half-day for health & non-health professionals – June 15th
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Nelson

One-day for health and allied professionals – May 24th
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One-day for health and allied professionals – May 25th
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Half-day for health & non-health professionals – May 25th
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Palmerston North

One-day for health and allied professionals – June 5th
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Half-day for health & non-health professionals – June 6th
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