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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Thank you for your support. If you would like more information about making a donation,
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Upcoming Trainings at STARTTS

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August 2016

10 August 2016
Working Clinically with Asylum Seekers Forced to Return to their Country
Guy Coffey and Sivaharani Mayuran
Free clinical presentation

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

11-12 August 2016
‘Accidental’ Counsellors: Responding to Refugee Trauma Related Behaviours

26 August 2016
Cultural Competence in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds
Workshop Wollongong

30 August 2016
Paving the Way: Supporting Refugee Leadership through Cultural Transition
Community development seminar
Dee Brooks, Jasmina Bajraktarevic-Hayward, Yassmen Yahya, Daniel Thien Tha Nya

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

John Arden Photo RectangularSTARTTS 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.