Learning & Professional Development
With recognised expertise in trauma services, another key focus for Foundation House is the provision of professional development to support individuals and organisations in commuity, education and health services working with people from a refugee background.
The professional development aims to help these organisations and practitioners respond to the unique needs of survivors of organised violence. All of our professional development is facilitated by practitioners working with torture and trauma survivors ensuring their knowledge and experience is current and relevant.
What type of Professional Development is offered?
Each year Foundation House publishes and circulates two Semester Calendars with planned workshops.
If you would like to be on the mailing list for the calendars please email us by clicking here .
Working with refugees and asylum seekers (Refugee Experience Part 1)
The psychosocial impact of torture and trauma (Refugee Experience Part 2)
Nurses Intensive Introduction
Seminar - precarious lives, uncertain futures
Seminar - Impact of Long term Detention
Working with Asylum Seekers
Refugee Experience (Dandenong)
Incidental Counselling (Dandenong)
Trauma focused Counselling
Schools In for Refugees
Incidental Counselling (Brunswick)
Refugee Women's Health for Nurses
Schools and Families Working Together
Short Talk Requests
Each year Foundation House also provides short talks to a range of organisations where staff are currently working with people from a refugee background.
Please note a minimum of 2-3 months lead time is required for professional development requests. If you're considering requesting a short talk with less lead time, please phone the Learning and Professional Development Coordinator on (03) 9389 8972 to discuss your request.
To download a request form for a short talk, click here
Organisation Specific Workshop Requests
Foundation House also provides more substantial (half day or more) professional development workshops for agencies working with people from refugee backgrounds, subject to lead time and capacity.
In developing the content for these workshops Foundation House works closely with organisations to identify the learning needs of the staff and specifically tailor Foundation House training materials to these needs. Adopting an organisation development model we will discuss with you the best structure for workshops. In some cases we may recommend professional development be followed up by a practice seminar to facilitate staff reflection on implementing new approaches learnt in training.
Organisation Specific Workshops are planned on a semester basis, new requests for Semester 1, 2013 need to by submitted by 30 November, 2012.
To download a request form for an Organisation Specific Workshop, click here
If you have any questions regarding our professional development please feel free to contact Serena Everill, Professional Development Coordinator, on (03) 9389 8972 or PDenquiries@foundationhouse.org.au