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STTARS assists people from a refugee and migrant background who have experienced torture or been traumatised as a result of persecution, violence, war or unlawful imprisonment prior to arrival in Australia.

STTARS Training
Regular Offerings 

Core Concepts in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds  

Next Course -

Wednesday 27th February 2019 

To Register: Eventbrite - Core Concepts


Workshop outline


This one-day introductory workshop is designed to put a framework of understanding around working with people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. It focuses on understanding the link between what refugees have been through, the impact of torture and othert raumatic events, the stressors of detention, resettlement and cultural transition. It explores how to work in a trauma informed and culturally competent way that promotes recovery and fosters feelings of trust, safety and control, while minimising the risk of retraumatisation. Participants will be encouraged to think about how to apply the concepts to their own workplace, and will leave the workshop feeling more confident in utilising their skills and experience with people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.


Accidental Counsellors: Responding to Refugee Trauma Related Behaviours
Next Course - Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th February 2019

To Register: Eventbrite - Accidental Counsellors   


Workshop outline   

This two-day workshop has been designed to give workers not trained as counsellors some basic tips and skills for how to recognise and deal with difficult behaviours in trauma clients in the workplace. The first day will give an understanding of the complex issues faced by refugee clients, how to recognise refugee trauma and how to work with clients in ways that promote a sense of safety and control. The second day will be mostly practical, focusing on a series of case studies and role plays to develop skills in dealing with trauma reactions.

Suitable for people working in a range of non-clinical settings such as casework, advocacy, teaching, youth work, welfare work and community 

Day 2 Only is available as an option for participants who have an understanding of the core concepts via their work or who have attended the Core Concepts workshop previously. Contact STTARS to discuss.


Other Training Requests & Customised Training

For all training requests and customised training please email training@sttars.org.au

Please include a brief outline of your request. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible, thank you.

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