This one day workshop has been developed to give participants a greater understanding of what it means working with young people from a refugee background.
Throughout this day workshop we will focus on the recognition of trauma and its impact. We will also touch on what it means to arrive in Australia as a young person.
Participants will be able to identify physiological and somatic symptoms; the effects on emotions and cognition; and the psychological and social effects of trauma. Participants will receive a good understanding of how to confidently foster a safe and supportive environment when working with young people. This is an interactive workshop and will include small group reflection and a case study.
This workshop is appropriate for anyone who is involved in supporting young people from a refugee background.
- $150 (plus online booking fees) for students, volunteers, unwaged and QPASTT members.
- $200 (plus online booking fees) for all other registrations.
Workshop Package Cost (including Online Introductory Training)
- $170 (plus online booking fees) for students, volunteers and unwaged.
- $220 (plus online booking fees) for all other registrations.
- Package discount automatically applied if you choose this option
Costs include morning tea, light lunch, afternoon tea and hand outs.
IMPORTANT: It is a prerequisite that all participants attending our training workshops have completed the ‘Online Introduction to the Refugee and Settlement Experience’ – Please select the ‘Package’ option below (under the ‘single or package‘ menu). The ‘Introduction to the Refugee Experience – The Impact of Trauma’ will be included free with two or more workshops added to the cart.
Sarah Kristensen – Clinical Supervisor
Sarah Kristensen has been working at QPASTT for 9 years, initially as a Youth Worker and then as a Child and Youth Counsellor. Sarah is a Social Worker, with a Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Child Play and Development. She uses a variety of creative approaches in her therapeutic work with children and young people, including art and play. Sarah has recently joined our professional supervision team and supports the work of other counsellors at QPASTT.
Victor Kollie – Youth Engagement and Advocacy Officer
Victor Kollie currently works as a Youth Engagement and Advocacy Officer at QPASTT. He joined the agency in 2015 as a Youth project Worker. Victor is passionate about genuine social and cultural participation and seeks to facilitate this through appreciative capacity building and educational exchange approaches at the individual, group and systemic levels. As a practitioner, his goal is to promote interpersonal peace through human rights-focused individual and group work interventions as well as leadership development strategies. Victor holds educational qualifications including a Master of Arts Degree (Leadership Studies) and a Bachelor of Social Science (Humanitarian & Peace Studies). He worked with urban refugee populations in West Africa in 2003-2004, and has worked with Youth and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Western Sydney and Brisbane since 2006. Victor has also held diverse roles including as a Direct Services Counsellor, Community/Youth Development Officer, Group Facilitator and Case manager, among others.
To register for a workshop, follow the above links and complete the application process to receive your confirmation.
Payment for each session is electronic through the registration process on the QPASTT website.
The venue is located within the Dutton Park parking area and as such there is a 2 hour limit on street parking. We encourage you to use public transport if possible. We are located near Park Road train station. Please DO NOT park at the Queensland Health/ Qld Transport premises on Burke St as there is a $261.00 parking fine
This workshop will be held at the Brisbane Multicultural Centre, 28 Dibley St, Woolloongabba in rooms 5 and 6.
Pre-requisite for Workshop
It is a prerequisite that all participants attending our workshops have completed the ‘Online Introduction to the Refugee and Settlement Experience – the impact of trauma’. If you have not previously completed this online training, please select the package option which includes this training. Please ensure you have completed this 1.5hr online training before attending the workshop
QPASTT requires payment on registration. Each workshop has a limited number of participants. Registration closes 2 days prior to the workshop. A receipt will automatically be sent when payment has been received.
QPASTT will grant refunds for cancellations received up to 14 working days prior to the day of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 working days prior to the day of the event will incur a 30% cancelation fee to cover administration costs. Refunds for cancellations received the day before or on the day of the event will not be granted.
QPASTT reserves the right to cancel workshops where a minimum number of participants have not been reached. Where QPASTT has cancelled a workshop, registered participants for those workshops may transfer to another workshop or request a refund. Refunds do not apply to the online workshops.
Transfer Payment to another Workshop
A registration may be transferred from one workshop to another if notice is received within 7 working days of the original workshop. Please contact the Training Coordinators via 07 3391 6677 or Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au to discuss transfers.