Refugee Worker Training

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Language training for refugees in a German camp

The course is designed both for those new to refugee work or ministry, and for those who might have been involved for some years and want to revisit or develop their skills in aspects of the work, especially around trauma and trauma care, both for the refugees and for the workers.

It is acknowledged that there is a high attrition rate among people working with refugees. If workers know how to deal with stress and trauma, how to recognise signs of vicarious trauma, and how to practice good self-care, they will be much better able to maintain an active and productive role in the work. Organisations also need to be aware of the impact on workers, and how they can put good policies and practices in place to protect their team from unnecessary stress and burnout.

We envisage that each session will take a minimum of three hours to complete. We would suggest that you aim for no more than 1 session per week, to allow yourself space and time to process the content. You may be doing it on your own as an individual, or as a group alongside your team members, in which case there are times allocated to either reflect personally or have a group discussion.

Please note:

This licence entitles one individual user access to the course. If you wish to engage with this course as a group, then you will need to purchase a license for each individual. For a multi-user quote click here.


By clicking on the buy button and purchasing a license you will gain access to the course for 1 year (365 days)

Course Features

  • Lectures 36
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 12 hours
  • Language English
  • Students 76
  • Assessments Yes
Rosie Button is the tutor on this course. She is the Course Facilitator for the MA in Member Care at Redcliffe College, and Module Leader for the Gender and Mission module. Before working at Redcliffe College she spent 18 years in three African countries as a missionary with her family.
Marion Knell consults with the Refugee Highway Partnership on Member Care and Trauma Response for Refugees and Refugee Workers. Having served with the leadership committees of Member Care Europe and the Global Member Care Network, and inaugurated the MA in Member Care at Redcliffe College, Marion is an international speaker on Staff Care and works with an international relocation company as an intercultural trainer.