I feel that a great burden has fallen off my shoulders and that feeling of depression is gone. You have helped me make that positive step toward the future and given me a sense of hope.

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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Upcoming Trainings at STARTTS

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October 2016

14 October 2016
Cultural Competence in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds
Workshop Sydney

20-21 October 2016
Cross Cultural Assessment and Treatment of Refugee Trauma with Children and Adolescents

26 October 2016
In the Wild: Residential Camps for Young People affected by Trauma
Elizabeth Sterling and Lina Ishu
Free community sector presentation

27-28 October 2016
Community Development Evaluation

November 2016

4 November 2016
Therapeutic Storytelling for Refugee Children and Adolescents: Jungle Tracks Program

9 November 2016
Clinical Group Work with Survivors of Sexual Assault and Rape in the Context of Refugee Trauma
Jackie Burke, Pearl Fernandes, Yvette Aiello
Free clinical presentation

11 November 2016
Core Concepts in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds

17-18 November 2016
Enhancing Outcomes in Complex Trauma: The Integration of Psychotherapy with Evidence-Based Neurobiological Methods
Dr Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Clinical seminar

23 November 2016
Latest Research on Effective Interventions and Models for Refugee Trauma: Annual Update 2016
Professor Derrick Silove, Dr Belinda Liddell, Dr Linda Bartolomei, Professor Eileen Pittaway
Annual research update – free

February 2017

16-17 February 2017
Neuroscience, Trauma, Depression and Anxiety: Implications for Treatment
Professor Pieter Rossouw
Clinical seminar – more information available soon

March 2017

29-31 March 2017
1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference
Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney CBD
Conference – call for papers closing 12 September 2016

STARTTS has trained over 25,000 workers, volunteers and community members in NSW over the last 5 years to support them provide appropriate and culturally sensitive services to people from refugee backgrounds.

STARTTS achieves this by bringing together a range of activities such as trainings in the workplace, calendar workshops, seminars, evening presentations and Psychevisual online lectures, which allow for the wide dissemination of knowledge and skills in this important field of work.

STARTTS also contributes presentations to Psychevisual Online Lectures which are available for viewing for a small fee from the Psychevisual website

STARTTS is sure that you will find something in our training program relevant to you and your work.

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming training activities.