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:

One-day Training

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

Half-day Training

  • The global refugee crisis
  • The refugee context in New Zealand
  • The refugee journey
  • Introduction to the impact of trauma on individuals
  • Exploring stereotype, prejudice and discrimination
  • Understanding vicarious trauma and self-care
  • Introduction of a cross-cultural, trauma-informed framework

Target group

RASNZ training sessions are open to all professionals who support individuals and families from refugee backgrounds.

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

Auckland

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Christchurch

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Dunedin

 

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Hamilton

 

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Invercargill

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Nelson

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Palmerston North

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