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Engaging Young Refugees: An Equipping Day for Youth Workers

Updated Wednesday 15 March 2017

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Church Response For Refugees, Premier Youth and Children’s WorkYouthscape and Refugee Support Network are excited to announce Engaging Young Refugees: An Equipping Day for Youth Workers.

It is a day of training for those wanting to engage with young refugees and unaccompanied minors in their community.

Interactive content including:

  • Overview of refugee resettlement vs asylum system
  • Life as a young refugee in the UK
  • Education as hope for the future
  • Mental health of young refugees
  • Reaching out to refugees and asylum seekers
  • Safeguarding young refugees and asylum seekers

Date: Thursday, 23 March 2017

Time: 13.00 – 16.30

The event will be taking place via a live stream from Youthscape’s Luton Centre in cities across the UK, including:

  • Aberdeenshire – Inverurie West Parish Church
  • Ayr – Lochside Parish Church
  • Birmingham – Balsall Heath Centre
  • Bristol – St Michael’s Church Centre
  • Durham – The Durham Centre
  • Edinburgh – Church of Scotland Offices
  • Glasgow – The Renfield Centre
  • Manchester – Nazarene Theological College
  • London – Hillsong Bermondsey
  • Luton – Youthscape Centre Bute Street
  • Yorkshire – e:merge, Bradford

During each workshop you will have the opportunity to text in your questions and comments, as well as discuss with others in the room about the challenges that youth workers in your local community may face, and get feedback from the workshop leaders in Luton.

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  1. hi my name is Liz Clegg, i set up the ‘unofficial women and children center’ in the Jungle camp in calais. I am now setting up ‘MEENA’ center in Birmingham to continue to work with women and children. There are significant numbers of UASC in the midlands and we are hoping to support and encourge people to take up befriending, we will also be looking for youth workers to join us.
    https://www.facebook.com/The-Unofficial-Women-and-Childrens-Centre-Jungle-Calais-160982470942565/?fref=ts
    I would be very interested in coming to your event in Birmingham.

  2. Hi, the live stream, does that mean people in Luton will be leading the day via the link?
    Will there be any interaction people leading the event in each chosen venue. My nearest is Birmingham.
    Best wishes

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      Hi Gary,

      Yes, the workshop leader in Luton will go through the training material for each session, then you will have the opportunity to text in your questions and comments, as well as discuss with others in the room about the challenges that youth workers in your local community may face. The discussions will be facilitated by a local leader. The workshop leader in Luton will then address some of these questions and feedback.

      Hope this helps to clarify.

      Sam

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      Hi Becky,

      Yes! Yorkshire location is going to be e:merge Youth Centre in Bradford.

      Sam
      Communications and Marketing Executive, Church Response For Refugees.

  3. I work for a couple of (non-profit) dance organisations, both of which would love to work with refugees, in particular teenagers and young adults but despite my efforts for several years, nobody takes any notice. This would be an ideal way to integrate these people into their local community, encourage them to take regular exercise, introduce them to new people and help them with their English. I am growing tired of this lack of concern for how well people who are new to the UK fit in. If anyone is interested in bringing new dancers to these organisations, please contact your nearest dance club(s) via: http://www.efdss.org or http://www.uksquaredancing.com. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society would also welcome your input. Most clubs and classes welcome beginners in September.

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      Hi Anya,

      The Birmingham event location has just been announced today: Balsall Heath Church Centre,100 Mary Street, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9JU

      f you have any issue getting to the venue or would like any further information, please contact your local organiser, Tim Evans (07790611526 or ceo@worthunlimited.co.uk)

      We look forward to seeing you!

      Best wishes,

      Sam

  4. Really appreciate the vision of this event, will be praying for the afternoon. With only a week to go I’m seeking to promote the program to friends with a similar heart for refugees.

    Look forward to meeting folk in London!

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