Working with victims of torture,asylum seeker and refugees

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35 students enrolled

 

Learning Outcomes

The ACCESS Survivors of Torture Programme is an online course/information guide for healthcare professionals who may, in the course of their work, come into contact with a survivor of torture.

The course covers four basic areas:
1. Epidemiology of torture;
2. Psychological impact of torture, i.e. related trauma;
3. Cultural Competency and the Asylum process in Ireland;
4. How to work with interpreters.

The course offers links to videos and additional reading for those who would like a more comprehensive view. Information on appropriate services and the referral process will also be provided at the end of the course.
Outline of Educational Content

Module One: Torture and Recognising Torture
 Learn about the extent of torture
 Learn how to recognise physical signs of torture
 Learn how to approach a client who is a survivor of torture
 Learn about vicarious trauma and the importance of self-care

Module Two: Psychological Impact of Torture
 Learn about trauma and the impact of trauma on memory
 Learn about dissociation and PTSD as a consequence of torture
 Learn about how rape and sexual violence impacts upon women
 Learn about Female Genital Mutilation and how it relates to torture

Module Three: Cultural Competency and the Asylum Process in Ireland
 Learn about the importance of being culturally aware
 Learn about the effect culture might have on seeking medical help
 Understand the asylum process in Ireland
 Learn about why the client may need to seek asylum

Module Four: Working with Interpreters
 Learn how to work effectively with an interpreter
 Learn how best to decide what type of interpreting is necessary
 Learn how to manage your interpreting needs
 Learn how to work with an interpreter in a mental health setting

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6 thoughts on “Working with victims of torture,asylum seeker and refugees”

  1. Hi Robert,
    I cant open the modules, they just seem to be continuously loading.
    Is there any way you could help me?
    Thanks for your time
    Ciara

    1. Hi Ciara
      We are having a technical issue , we are trying to resolve it at the moment, I will let you know as soon as its fixed
      Regards
      Robert

  2. Robert,

    The system tells me I have completed only 5 of 8 items. Yet I have gone through the entire 8 sections. I don’t understand what I am missing. It seems to suggest there are 3 modules not completed i.e. the course content parts of those modules.

    Thanks
    Jimmie Woods

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