Unaccompanied Minors – Trauma

Course Overview

Delegates attending this course will be working with Unaccompanied Minors (UAMS) in different capacities. Attendees will want to gain an advanced understanding of the political, religious, cultural and background dynamics that contribute to UAMs trauma experiences.  The course provides IROs and other practitioners working with UAMs with an in-depth, multi-faceted understanding of how political, religious, cultural and background experiences can contribute to UAMs trauma. Delegates will also be given the toolkits and necessary knowledge to able to confidently engage with UAMs as to ensure engagement with professionals and services. Finally IRO’s and professionals will be able to discuss any concerns relating to religo-cutural experiences and UAMs arena with a qualified Imam (Muslim religious leader).

Who is the Course aimed at?

IROs and other professionals working with Unaccompanied Minors

How long is the Course?

1 day

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, delegates will:

  • Appreciate the key religious e. sunni, shia, ahmedi etc political denominations and factions UAM may have experienced prior to their arrival to the United Kingdom
  • Explore the spectrum of religious and extreme cultural practices i.e. HBV, DV, FGM, Izzat, sharam, breaderi, Haya’h etc that may cause trauma for UAMs.
  • Know how to best approach UAMs who have experienced such trauma to ensure they engage with professionals and services.
  • Know how to apply a given toolkit to scenarios of UAMs who have experienced this trauma.
  • Be able to raise any questions and concerns they may have about approaching religious, cultural issues relating to UAMs with a qualified Imam (Muslim faith leader).

“Amazing workshop; will really benefit my practice & reviewing care plans”  Social Worker, Child Protection Team, Portsmouth

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