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Introductory Course


Aim
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of issues relevant to refugee and asylum seeking women and to provide midwives with information and tools which can be used to support these groups more effectively.


Learning outcomes
After attending this one-day training course and using the resource materials, the participants will be able to:

- Differentiate between different types of immigration status and entitlements to health and other service

- Give a basic description of the asylum process

- Describe the experiences of refugee women

- Identify how negative attitudes impact on individual women and service provision

- Demonstrate an understanding of key issues when working with refugee women (e.g. dispersal, complexity of the asylum process, obstacles to accessing services, communication barriers, sexual violence, FGM, mental health issues, culture, etc.)

- Demonstrate an effective use of own communication skills and interpreters

- Identify strategies for providing most effective support

- Identify how and where to make most appropriate referral / signpost

 
The course will be participatory and interactive with activities and exercises (individual, in pairs, small and large groups), used throughout the day.

Click here for a pdf of the introductory course programme


Advanced Course

Aim
The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth overview of issues relevant to refugee and asylum seeking women and to provide midwives with information and tools for promoting early engagement with services and providing women-centered care.


Learning outcomes

After attending this one-day training course and using the resource materials, the participants will be able to:

- Differentiate between different types of entitlements to health and other services for different groups (including ‘end of process’ and ‘fresh claims’)

- Demonstrate an understanding of the barriers to accessing health services (including charging regulations) and ways of overcoming them

- Describe the experiences of conflict and violence, including gender violence

- Demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues and the role of mental health services

- Identify strategies for promoting early engagement with services

- Identify strategies for providing women-centered care


The course will be participatory and interactive with activities and exercises (individual, in pairs, small and large groups) used throughout the day. All participants will receive a resource pack.

Click here to download a pdf of the Advanced course programme

Please note that attendance at the Introductory Course is a pre-requisite for attendance at the Advanced Course.

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