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Supporting Trauma Recovery with Children from Refugee Backgrounds

This 2.5 hour workshop will explore the impact of trauma on children from a refugee background. We will be looking into key concepts such as the impact of trauma on attachment and development, as well as some implications of intergenerational trauma and the importance of systemic thinking. These will be discussed within a trauma recovery and attachment framework to aid children in the healing process. Participants will be able to identify behaviours in children which may indicate a trauma history, as well as understand how to confidently foster a safe and supportive environment for the child and the family.

This workshop is relevant to people working with children from refugee backgrounds or for those interested in working with them in different settings including case workers, counsellors, mental health professionals and EALD and other teachers.

Workshop Facilitators:

Ana Pocrnjic – Regional Team Coordinator

Ana has worked in the sector for over 11 years predominantly providing trauma counselling to survivors of torture and displacement. Ana has a Bachelor of Behavioural studies and a Master in Social Work. Ana has extensive experience in delivering training on trauma recovery and is passionate about sharing knowledge and practice wisdom, especially targeted to regional areas and it’s unique strengths and challenges. As Regional Team Coordinator, she works alongside QPASTT staff in Toowoomba, Cairns and Townsville

Taryn McBurney — Child & Adolescent Counsellor / Training Coordinator

Taryn McBurney holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Social Work and is a Registered Play Therapist through the Australian Play Therapists Association. Her work in the field has predominantly been with children and young people in the disability and child protection sectors. She joined the QPASTT team as a Child & Adolescent Counsellor in the Asylum Seeker Support Team in 2015 and now has a dual role working part time as a counsellor on the Children and Youth Team and part time as a Training Coordinator for the organisation.

Cost: This training is free. Please use the coupon code - phn100toowoomba when registering.

This workshop is capped at 30 places so please order soon to ensure your place.

If you have any questions about this training, please contact Taryn McBurney at QPASTT:

(07) 3391 6677


4:00pm - 6:30pm,
Tuesday 1st October 2019

Toowoomba Multicultural Centre, 15 Snell St (cnr Russell St), Toowoomba

The Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT)

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