Working Supportively With Refugees: Principles, Skills and Perspectives

Learn how the principles of psychological well-being, communication and interpretation can benefit your work with refugees

Working Supportively With Refugees: Principles, Skills and Perspectives

Course Description

Explore interdisciplinary approaches to working with refugees

Refugees are a diverse group, speaking many languages and of varied religions and ethnicities. This course acknowledges that skills requirements are changing rapidly and offers training for those working in this area.

Combining principles of psychological well-being, intercultural communication, interpretation and conflict management, this course will help you to understand who refugees are and how you can support their integration in the receiving countries.

The course is open to all and will be of particular interest to those working with refugees in any capacity. It is aimed particularly, but not exclusively, at interpreters, NGO practitioners, volunteers, refugees, researchers, and students. There are no prior requirements to join this course.

Course Outcomes:
  • Discuss the legal, social and cultural grounding for the refugee's integration in different European countries
  • Reflect critically on the process of intercultural communication and interpretation, in the reality of and in the work with refugees
  • Evaluate the idea of social integration, assessing ways in which cultural mediators could offer adequate support to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
  • Demonstrate awareness of principles of psychological well-being and socio-emotional health of refugees
  • Assess strategies for mediators to support refugees and attend to their own self-care
  • Explore the skills needed to work with refugees including group management, intercultural communication, and conflict negotiation

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