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Thank you for supporting our work. Every donation, whether large or small, helps us in our work of providing services and support to people who have survived terrible and traumatic experiences.

Your donation will help us to provide more comprehensive services to the people that need them most, particularly children, young people and older refugees.

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Clinical services for children and young people

Clinical ServicesA core aspect of STARTTS’ approach to assisting children and young people to overcome the impact of trauma is through providing counselling and psychotherapy.  This is provided at STARTTS offices and also in schools and other outreach locations such as youth services when appropriate.

These interventions utilise different approaches including play therapy, sand tray, music and art therapy, and are provided to a range of age groups from infants to adolescents and includes work with parents.

A range of group work interventions are also provided including the innovative Jungle Tracks program which uses storytelling to help children work through their trauma experience.