There is a new level 7 credit bearing module which Refugee Resource is delivering this year at Oxford Brookes University. This CPD course carries 20 credits for those undertaking higher level qualifications, but is also suitable as a standalone training course for professionals working directly or indirectly with displaced people, asylum seekers, refugees or vulnerable migrants in their day to day work.
The module is taught by Refugee Resource, a non-profit organisation, with almost 25 years of experience providing psychological, social and practical support for vulnerable migrants. Using cross-cultural references, it will critically review the circumstances which cause people to become displaced and examine what happens to brains, bodies and sense of humanity when people lose control of their lives. It is particularly relevant for those who are seeing increased numbers of asylum seekers and refugees in their daily work.
The module will examine the experience of arrival in a ‘hostile’ ‘place of safety’ and the impacts, examining what sometimes causes people in the ‘host countries’ to respond negatively to new arrivals and build understanding of severe traumatisation and loss. The course aims to bring to life the concept of forced displacement and empower professionals to respond effectively and safely when working with displaced people.
Please see the attached poster for details and a QR code to scan and register: RPiES 2023 poster
Full details of the course can also be found on the Oxford Brookes website. Please share this course with colleagues and teams to whom it may be of interest’
Please note the application deadline of 22nd September.