Exploring if a Referral is Appropriate
If you are concerned about your client’s psychological wellbeing and you think this might be connected to past traumatic events, you should explore this to determine if a referral to Foundation House is appropriate.
For example, you could say:
Before coming to Australia you may have experienced some terrible events.
You don’t have to tell me about this, but there might be some things from the past that are affecting how you feel now, and your everyday life.
Do you have any problems that are worrying you which might be connected to events in the past? If so, it can be helpful to talk to a person trained and experienced in working with such situations.
Would you like to talk about this with someone at Foundation House?