Working with Young People from Refugee Backgrounds



Thursday 20th May 2021
9:30am to 4:30pm


Brisbane Multicultural Centre 28 Dibley St, Woolloongabba.

Full Day Workshop Cost:

  • $150 (plus online booking fees) for students, volunteers, unwaged and QPASTT members.
  • $200 (plus online booking fees) for all other registrations.

Full Day Workshop Package Cost:
(including Online Training)

  • $170 (plus online booking fees) for students, volunteers, unwaged and QPASTT members.
  • $220 (plus online booking fees) for all other registrations.
  • Package discount automatically applied once you add Online Training to Cart

Costs include morning tea, light lunch, afternoon tea and hand outs.

IMPORTANT: It is a prerequisite that all participants attending our PD Training Calendar 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 ‘Online training’ will be included free with two or more workshops added to the cart.

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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.

Workshop facilitators:

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.

Registration Information:

To register for a workshop, follow the above links and complete the application process and payment to receive your confirmation.

Registration for Two or More Workshops:

If you register for two or more workshops, you will receive the QPASTT Online Training free of charge. This discount will be automatically applied to the cart when registering for two or more workshops.

Payment method:

Payment for each session is electronic through the registration process on the QPASTT website.


Contact the Training Coordinators at 073391 6677 or if you have questions or require assistance with workshop registrations.


Street parking in Woolloongabba is 2 hour restricted. We are located near Park Road train station. We encourage you to come by public transportation given that there is not much parking available. Please DO NOT park at the Queensland Health/ Qld Transport premises on Burke St. Their parking fine is $261


All workshops are at QPASTT, located at the Brisbane Multicultural Centre at 28 Dibley St, Woolloongabba in rooms 5 and 6.

Terms and Conditions:

Pre-requisite for all Workshops:

It is a prerequisite that all participants attending our PD Training Calendar Workshops have completed the Online Introduction to the Refugee and Settlement Experience – The Impact of Trauma workshop. The content of QPASTT workshops are based on the experiences of people from refugee backgrounds and the impacts of torture and trauma, therefore it is essential that all participants have a basic understanding prior to attending other QPASTT workshops. QPASTT will have an ongoing register of who has completed the introductory online training.

If you have extensive knowledge and experience working in this field, please contact the Training Coordinators at

Required Documentation for Payment:

For those seeking to register and pay as a student, volunteer, unwaged or a QPASTT member, QPASTT does require some evidence prior to the registration. QPASTT require a photocopy or pdf of a valid full-time student card or a letter from the manager of the organisation at which you are volunteering. Please email the Training Coordinators with your documentation at


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 073391 6677 or to discuss transfers.