Supporting Refugee Kids

Each session consists of a short presentation by a panel member followed by 1 or 2 case discussions from participants.

These free sessions are held on a Monday from 3.15pm to 4.30pm (Brisbane time)

2019 schedule

4 x 7-week series offered throughout the year

4 February – 18 March 

29 April – 17 June

22 July – 2 September

14 October – 25 November 

For any other queries in relation to Project ECHO® Supporting Refugee Kids series, please email:

About this series

Children and young people from refugee or displaced backgrounds may display a range of behaviours that are symptomatic of traumatic experiences. These behaviours will vary according to age, developmental stage and the refugee experience. Project ECHO® uses a guided-practice model to link specialists in refugee health and wellbeing with front-line educators. ECHO® will provide a forum for educators or healthcare providers to access professional guidance and support to respond to the complex needs of refugee families impacted by significant trauma.

We welcome interested participants to join us from diverse professional backgrounds including primary care, from across Australia and internationally.

GPs may apply for Category 1 CPD points, accredited by RACGP/ACRRM. Conditions apply. Medicare rebates are also available for GP case presentations.

All sessions occur via Zoom, an interactive, on-line platform – the only requirements for participation are an internet connection and a device with webcam.*

*Participants from the Department of Education need to contact their IT support to gain access to the Zoom software and seek approval from the Deputy/Principal.

Quick links

Supporting Refugee Kids case template

Supporting Refugee Kids curriculum

Health and wellbeing of refugee kids – infographic snapshot

Refugee Kids – Series 4 Curriculum

Setting up Zoom

Participants from the Department of Education need to contact their IT support to gain access to the Zoom software and seek approval from the Deputy/Principal.

What our participants have to say

“Participating in ECHO® is like having a friendly weekly check-in with an expert panel to round out your complex consultations. The value to my patients in providing a well-rounded opinion to them after presenting their child’s complex presentation to the ECHO® panel is amazing. It has opened up my mind to the possibilities of multidisciplinary case conferences where I previously thought them an impossible dream for general practice.”
Dr Aaron Chambers MBBS BSc DCH FRACGP, Grow Medical
“It has been wonderful to get actual multidisciplinary teaching on this very common condition! One of the things that has really struck me is the amount allied health can really contribute to the management of ADHD. This includes not just dietitians, OTs and psychologists but also social workers and school guidance counsellors. Not only have I learnt a lot about ADHD, I have also learnt so much about holistic patient care.”
Dr Melita Cullen MBBS BSc(Hons) RACGP DCH, Majellan Medical Centre
“We run English as an Alternative Language/Dialect and Early Childhood programs for children under the age of 5 in 5 community hubs. The didactic presentations enhanced our understanding of the impact of trauma on child development and what signs would indicate that a child has trauma. We found all the topics useful. In addition, we link children into kindy and then work with the kindies to support these children and their families. I shared information on use of interpreters, as well as recommendations of the case study (the case study that we did) with the kindy teacher who requested for support”
Sahba Hamid, Refugee & Asylum Seeker Early Childhood Coordinator