Working with Communities from Refugee Backgrounds

Presented by QPASTT

Event Details


Brisbane Multicultural Centre (BMC)
28 Dibley Street
Rooms 5 & 6
QLD 4102


Thursday 15 Nov 2018 from 9:30am to 2:30pm (Australia/Queensland)

Closing date

Thursday 15 Nov 2018 7:30am (Australia/Queensland)

  1. Ticket Type Sales Close Price Booking Fee Quantity
    7:30am, 15 Nov 2018 $80.00 $5.40
    7:30am, 15 Nov 2018 $100.00 $6.50

About this event

QPASTT understands that recovery occurs in the individual, family and community space. Therefore, meaningful connections with local communities is necessary for sustainable wellbeing outcomes, as well as to inform QPASTT on the way that we deliver our services. Recovery is best achieved when trauma effected communities are able to exercise a high degree of self-determination, as most communities have an inherent capacity to heal and it is this capacity we seek to support and adapt our services around as we work alongside them.

Many of QPASTT Programs are community based with a strong emphasis of building on the existing resources and capabilities within those local communities to assist them to achieve the goals they identify to us through consultation and collaboration. We do this in a number of diverse ways, including providing information, education, advocacy support, partnership in projects, joint participation in events and celebrations, as well as targeted initiatives.

This training is aimed at building knowledge, skills and confidence in working with communities from refugee backgrounds. This will be done by exploring core competencies of working with communities and unpacking Community Development and Capacity Building models, stages of community development and how this integrates with our trauma informed recovery framework. The workshop will be experiential and include case study reviews and examples for discussion. Some pre-workshop reading may be required.