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Free Community Evening Presentations


Upcoming events 2018

The 2018 program will be announced in early 2018.

Working with Young People from Refugee Backgrounds in the School Setting

Held on 14 November 2017


Jane Wallace
Coordinator, Refugee Student Support, NSW Department of Education
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Shaun Nemorin
School Liaison Team Leader
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The school context has the potential to contribute to the resettlement and recovery from trauma of young people and their families from refugee backgrounds. The presentation will discuss some of the programs established by STARTTS and the NSW Department of Education to welcome and support the aforementioned young people and their families. This includes highlighting the benefits of a systemic approach in the school context including groups programs, counselling and professional development for teachers on the needs and experiences of young people and their families from refugee backgrounds. Challenges and strategies of such an approach will be discussed while examples of various programs will be used to highlight the bio-psychosocial benefits of working systemically with young people and their families in the school setting.

About the program

STARTTS’ Community Development Evenings are held twice per year. They aim to provide an opportunity for community sector workers and refugee community organisations to extend their understanding of the complexities of providing services to refugee communities affected by systematic state terrorism and other types of traumatic experiences. Expert speakers are invited to present on interesting and practical topics, which is followed by a case study presentation by an experienced STARTTS staff member and a panel discussion.

These events are open to anyone who is interested and are particularly suitable to those working in community services. They are held at STARTTS’ Carramar office from 6-8pm and are free. Light refreshments are provided. The lectures are often recorded and later published on STARTTS’ website.

The community development evening program began in 2011. Read more about our previous events.

STARTTS – 152-168 The Horsley Drive Carramar NSW

Time: 6-8pm

On-site parking is available. Drive into Mitchell St at the cross-road with The Horsley Drive. Turn into the driveway on the right between Fairfield Community Health Centre and the Ambulance Station. Follow the signs to STARTTS.

The Carramar site is approximately 10 minutes walk from Carramar station and 15 minutes from Fairfield station. Alternatively, take the 904 or 905 bus from Fairfield station.