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STARTTS Statement on Recent Tragic Incidents in Sydney

STARTTS’ board and staff would like to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to those affected by the tragic events that took place on Saturday 13th April at Bondi Junction Shopping Centre, resulting in the death of several people and…


Refugee Children: Trauma & Resettlement in Australia

Refugee Children- Trauma & Resettlement in Australia

“Over half of the world’s refugees are children. Many will spend their entire childhoods away from home, sometimes separated from their families. They may have witnessed or experienced violent acts and, in exile, are at risk of abuse, neglect, violence,…


Understanding Trauma for Better Interviews

Trauma-Informed Interviewing

Have you ever interviewed someone who seemed hesitant or confused when recounting events? It might not be about forgetfulness, but about trauma. Trauma can significantly impact memory, making clear recall challenging. This can be frustrating in an interview setting, but…


Understanding Refugee Trauma and Recovery: A Guide

In today's world, millions of individuals are forcibly displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution, and other forms of violence. This global refugee crisis demands our attention and understanding. Let's explore various aspects of refugee experiences, trauma, recovery, and…


Supporting Refugee Women: Understanding Sexual Assault Trauma

Women make up 42% of the world’s 71.4 million asylum seekers and refugees (UNHCR, 2023). Shockingly, studies reveal that over 88% of asylum seekers have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime, with rape affecting 50.3% (Aguirre et al., 2020).   These…


Accidental Counselor’s Perspective: Tips for Supporting Refugees

Traumatic events call into question basic human relationships. They breach the attachments of family, friendship, love and community. They shatter the construction of the self that is formed and sustained in relation to others. They undermine the belief systems that…


Statement of the Board of STARTTS on the Voice to Parliament

Statement of the Board of STARTTS regarding the Referendum to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Federal Parliament in the Constitution. As a service dedicated to healing the impact of trauma and to hearing the voices of…

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