Cultural Competence in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds

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Workshop outline

This one day workshop will give participants a greater awareness of the key factors which impact on client-worker interactions such one’s worldview, privilege, bias and representation. Participants will come away with general knowledge of the socio-political contexts of the main countries of origin of refugees coming to Australia and how culture, identity and meaning are impacted by traumatic experiences, resettlement, interactions with the host culture and the Australian service provision context. The workshop will explore key worker attitudes and skills for working in a culturally competent manner with people from refugee backgrounds.

Workshop program

  • Cultural Competence and Refugees
  • Awareness: Culture, Identity and Meaning
  • Knowledge: Refugee Trauma, Resettlement and Cultural Transition
  • Attitude: Important Worker Attributes
  • Skills: Culturally Competent Practice

Target group

Relevant to anyone interested in being able to work with cultural competence with people from refugee backgrounds.