Refugee Worker Training
Amidst the recent increased awareness of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers from places such as Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan, thousands have responded to the call of providing love, support and practical assistance.
But face-to-face with intense trauma and dependency, how do we build resilience in those working with refugees?
Whether you regularly visit or work alongside people in refugee camps across the world, or are involved in the support and settlement of migrant refugees in your neighbourhood, serving displaced people means frequently coming face-to-face with the realities of those suffering acute trauma, loss and displacement as a result of forced or necessary migration. In this environment, the wellbeing of our refugee workers and teams is essential to the ongoing support we can provide to refugees and asylum seekers.
Redcliffe’s Refugee Worker Online Training aims to provide an opportunity to consider those working with refugees, as well as the refugees themselves, and offers vital tools for ensuring that your team remain healthy and able to respond to the needs of those they serve.
In the first two sessions we cover topics like:
In the last two sessions we focus on an often overlooked but equally important asset: you!
The refugee worker is a vital cog in the care machine, and learning self-care is not only advantageous to them, but to the people they work with and the organisations they work for. Healthy workers stay in the field for longer and are more effective and helpful to the people they work with.
In the last two sessions some of the things we cover are:
If you wish to purchase this training course for your organisation then you are required to purchase a license for each user. However, discounts are available. For a multi-user quote click here.
Who is Teaching?
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.
Rosie Button is the Course Facilitator for the MA in Member Care at Redcliffe College, and the Module Leader for the Gender and Mission module.
Before working at Redcliffe she spent 18 years in three African countries as a missionary with her family.
Since its inception as a one-day workshop, the content of this course has grown to double the size! We could have turned it into a two day conference but that doubles the tuition cost and the amount of time required by people to come, as well as adding additional costs of overnight accommodation and food.
Rather than trying to organise a two-day event for busy people, we decided to create an online course. Now you can study the course at your own pace, on your own or in a group, wherever you are!
Click on the “Buy this course” located at the top and bottom of this page to purchase 1 year’s access (365 days).
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.
This course is outstanding value for money. It will be the catalyst that you need to make time to think through issues relating to working with refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people.
This course offers fully accessible and truly flexible training, wherever you are.
Jennie Watts – Administrator, Wycliffe Bible Translators UK & Ireland
- Lectures 36
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 12 hours
- Language English
- Students 133
- Assessments Yes
Session One - Working with Refugees
This session acts as an introduction to working with refugees. If you have been involved in this kind of work for some time, some of the content may be familiar to you. If you are new to this work, you may need to spend longer on it.
Session Two - Working with Traumatised Refugees
This session looks in more detail at the effects of trauma on refugees, how the worker can help, and what the limitations and pitfalls are. We look at tools such as psychological first aid, and debriefing, when to bring in professional help, and appropriate responses to refugees who may be dealing with loss, bereavement and the disappearance of relatives.
Session Three - Caring for the Workers (Part 1)
In the second half of this course, we turn from considering the situation of refugees, to the workers themselves (that is presumably you who are taking the course). Both of these sessions draw together a significant amount of outside material, which you may wish to skim read at this point and rea in more depth at a later date. This session considers refugee workers and the cost of caring: how refugee workers are affected by stress, cumulative stress, and vicarious trauma. Self-care is high-lighted and discussed, as well as the crucial role of debriefing.
Session Four - Caring for the Workers (Part 2)
This session looks further at self-care, discussing burnout, strategies for avoiding burnout, and stress management. It looks at good practices for refugee workers, and the implications for organisations, including the need for good staff care policies. First there is a section on the biblical basis of care, including self-care, for workers.
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