Supporting CALD older people who have experienced trauma

As the demographics of Tasmania change, so does our need to be able to work effectively with older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, who have experienced trauma.

This 4 hour workshop will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Understand common refugee experiences prior to arrival in Tasmania
  • Improve awareness about the impact of trauma on CALD clients/residents
  • Improve recognition of signs, symptoms and behaviour associated with previous trauma experiences
  • Improve awareness about managing symptoms and behaviours associated with trauma
  • Improve intervention skills in the management of symptoms of trauma
  • Explore vicarious trauma and self-care strategies
  • Improve knowledge regarding the Migrant Resource Centre and Phoenix Centre services, resources and available consultancy


Who should attend?

Suitable for residential and community care workers, aged care providers, health professionals, volunteers, and anyone interested in working with people from migrant backgrounds. This workshop is delivered by the Phoenix Centre and Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC).

Upcoming workshop dates:

Thursday 28th of September, 9am – 1pm at the Migrant Resource Centre, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy (This training course will be incorporating ‘Trauma and Torture Awareness’ training as well)


Half day training (up to 4 hours on the same day) is $120 (full fee) or $100 (concession)

Full day training (up to 8 hours on the same day) is $220 (full fee) or $180 (concession)