In-house training

We currently offer in-house training on five topics. In our training courses, theory and practice are closely intertwined, so that you can apply what you have learned directly to your field of work. Through discussions in advance, there is the possibility to custom design the workshop according to your needs.

All in-house training courses can also be booked as online seminars. We use Zoom for our training offerings. If you do not wish to use Zoom, you are very welcome to send us a corresponding link from your provider in advance.

Examples of training topics

Trauma and trauma consequences

Target group: professionals, volunteers

  • Recognising traumatisation (recognising symptoms, understanding behaviour)
  • Trauma consequences

Trauma and interculturality

Target group: professionals, volunteers

  • Cultural sensitivity and understanding
  • Flight as sequential traumatization
  • Intersectionality

Special burdens among queer refugees.

Target group: professionals, volunteers

  • Queer in religions/ countries of origin as cause of flight
  • Definitions
  • queer support structures in Hamburg

Self-care (not only in the work with refugees)

  • Actual vs. target condition
  • Differentiation between burn-out and PTBS
  • Self-care (terminology / strategies / obstacles)
  • Self-care measures in dealing with traumatized refugees.

Work with language mediators (for traumatized refugees)

This module is adapted to the respective target group.

  • Special features of working in threes in counseling and psychotherapy
  • Framework conditions of the work in threes or the language mediation in families
  • Practical exercises

In addition, there are two other topics that have a different duration:

Sexual violence (min. 6 UE)

Target group: professionals, volunteers

  • Definitions
  • Legal requirements
  • Perpetrator strategies
  • Consequences of sexualised violence (basic module trauma and trauma consequences)

Domestic violence (min. 2 UE)

Target group: professionals, volunteers

  • Definition
  • Return Reasons
  • Perpetrator strategies
  • Support structures (in Hamburg)
  • Discussion of case study from the facility

Contact form: In-house training for institutions

    Phone consultation

    You can receive a consultation via the telephone consultation:

    Monday: 14-17 o’clock
    (in german, russian and farsi/dari)

    Friday: 9-12 o’clock
    (in german, russian and arabic)

    Tel.: 040/23 20 522-22


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    Join our network!

    The care of refugees with traumatic experiences can only succeed together, through the cooperation of all those who have contact with people with refugee experiences. Your competencies are the basis for a growing support network, whether you already have experience and special knowledge in dealing with people affected by trauma, or whether you are still in the process of acquiring it. We look forward to welcoming you as a partner in our Hamburg network!