Refugee Week celebrates the great contribution that refugees make to enrich Australian society. On Friday 12 June 2015, STARTTS launched Refugee Week 2015 together with the Refugee Council of Australia, Settlement Services International and Illawarra Multicultural Services, with Janice Petersen from SBS as the MC. For the first time ever, the launch event was held in the Illawarra, a major population centre of NSW.
SBS news recently published an article entitled ‘Fresh STARTTS: Helping refugees overcome trauma and embrace safety’.
The article outlines some of the cutting edge interventions adopted by STARTTS through its work with people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. It describes the benefits of STARTTS’ groundbreaking Neurofeedback program for refugee survivors of trauma and torture and takes a closer look at the organisation’s bio-psychosocial systemic approach. Some of STARTTS’ leading practitioners alongside clients who have undergone treatment describe some of the experiences of refugees and the benefits of participating in STARTTS’ recovery programs.
You can read the full article here.