Psychological First Aid workshop for resettlement caseworkers

Date: Thursday 7 December 2017
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Cambridge CB2 9NL

Psychological First Aid (PFA) workshop for resettlement caseworkers (with the focus on families, adults & children)

Psychological First Aid (PFA) workshop for resettlement caseworkers (with the focus on families, adults & children)
Dzmitry Karpuk - Family and Systemic Psychotherapist (MSc), UKCP reg.

Dzmitry Karpuk is registered with the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) and UK council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). He has considerable experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers (including through the Syrian resettlement programme) in Leeds for 11 years.  His particular interests include supporting professionals working with traumatised and vulnerable clients, burnout and secondary trauma impact on professionals. Dzmitry has significant experience of delivering trauma-related training to various professions both nationally and internationally. He is also a trainer and team member of Blake Emergency Services, which involves emergency response planning to emergency situations which might involve mass fatalities.

To develop an understanding of how to support RAS population (families, adults and children) in distress/mental health issues and also understanding of how to make a referral to an appropriate service.

By the end of the session, participants will:
1. Develop an understanding of psychological and emotional behaviours of RAS population resulting from significant single or complex traumas (5 automatic distress reactions + main needs of RAS clients that help to spot early signs of mental health issues)
2. Develop an understanding of how mental health professionals support traumatised clients, why some of the services can only support RAS clients who at the beginning of trauma recovery (new arrivals) and other services unable to offer this mental health support. Subsequently, it will help to understand how to make appropriate referrals.
3. Develop an understanding of how to support RAS clients at the beginning of trauma recovery (e.g. new arrivals) by learning the main components and steps of Psychological First Aid (designed for non-mental health professionals and adapted for the multiple needs of RAS population).
4. Be introduced to the basic skills of managing emotional distress (simple tools that prevent further deterioration - group exercises will be offered).
5. Be introduced to secondary trauma impact and why self-care skills are important when supporting RAS clients.

This workshop mainly focuses on how to support RAS population in distress/mental health issues by using basic skills of Psychological First Aid.

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