Conference Program 2019

The 2nd Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 27-29 March 2019.

The full provisional program and all conference details are included in the registration brochure. Register prior to 14 December 2018 to receive the early bird discount!

Provisional Program* – Wednesday 27th March 2019

8.00am-6.00pm | Registration Open | Foyer, Plaza Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

WORKSHOPS

9.00am

Practice Wisdom & Progression

Practice Wisdom & Progression

Community Perspectives

Service Development

Service Development

Community Perspectives

Practice Wisdom & Progression

Service Development Work in Schools

HALF DAY WORKSHOP

HALF DAY WORKSHOP

HALF DAY WORKSHOP

HALF DAY WORKSHOP

FULL DAY WORKSHOP

FULL DAY WORKSHOP

FULL DAY WORKSHOP

FULL DAY WORKSHOP

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Venue: Plaza 2

Venue: Plaza 3

Venue: Plaza 4

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Venue: Plaza 9

Yoga: An holistic mind body approach to life: its value for those living with the effects of complex refugee trauma.
Lois Whiteman – QPASTT, Queensland.

Creating a Safe Process of Remembering and Reclaiming Traumatic Memories – managing trauma related dissociation. Kathleen McBride – QPASTT, Queensland. Andrès Otero Forero – QTCMIT, Queensland.

Recovery is Family Business – engaging families with mainstream early years services. Jo Macfarlane & Salam Dankha – Foundation House, Victoria.

Understanding Vicarious Trauma, Building Self-care and Vicarious Resilience to Sustain Yourself while Working with Survivors of Refugee Trauma. Stephanie Long & Amy Burkett – QPASTT, Queensland.

Producing and Applying Psychological Evidence in Protection Visa Assessments: the implications of the ‘UNHCR guidance note on the psychologically vulnerable applicant’. Guy Coffey – Foundation House, Victoria. Prof Zachary Steel – Trauma and Mental Health, New South Wales.

Communities and Trauma: supporting recovery from collective trauma.
Dr Susannah Tipping, Deng Riak, Dina Korkees & Dr Tania Miletic – Foundation House, Victoria.

Working with Loss and Grief in the Refugee Trauma Context.
Nooria Mehraby – STARTTS, New South Wales.

STARTTS in Schools.
Shaun Nemorin, Lina Ishu & Julie-Anne Younis – STARTTS, New South Wales.

10.30am

Morning Tea

11.00am

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12.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm

Practice Wisdom & Progression

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Community Perspectives

Practice Wisdom & Progression

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Community Capacity Building in Recovery – a framework.
Mardi Stow, Susie Strehlow & Giovanna Citta – Foundation House, Victoria.

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Schools Supporting Recovery from Trauma. Dr Gregory Gow & Jemma Wiseman – Foundation House, Victoria.

HALF DAY WORKSHOP

HALF DAY WORKSHOP

HALF DAY WORKSHOP

HALF DAY WORKSHOP

Venue: Plaza 1

Venue: Plaza 2

Venue: Plaza 3

Venue: Plaza 4

Expressive Therapies in Refugee Trauma Recovery – an experiential workshop. Farah Suleman & Taryn McBurney – QPASTT, Queensland.

Community Based Approach to Mental Health Services: a Canadian model.
Dr Tanya Elez & John Smyth – Aurora Family Therapy Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.

From Chaos to Calm: addressing mental health needs of refugee children through afterschool programs. Lenita Dunlap – Heart House, Dallas, United States of America.

How can Healing in Exile Happen within an Adult English TAFE Classroom Setting? Exploring the evolution of the QPASTT Support, Skill and Connect Program. Jessica Edwards & Noemie Rigaud – QPASTT, Queensland.

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Afternoon Tea

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Day Program concludes

6.00pm

Welcome Reception

7.30pm

Workshops Conclude

Provisional Program* – Thursday 28 March 2019

8.30am

Welcome – Tracy Worrall, Chief Executive, Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma.

Welcome to Country

CHAIR Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner – Australian Human Rights Commission NSW

Official Opening | Healing in Exile – Current and Future Challenges

8.45am

International Perspectives, Setting the Scene

The international context for rehabilitation services for torture survivors | Victor Madrigal-Borloz, Secretary-General, International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), Copenhagen, Denmark.

9.15am

Is the International Convention Against Torture still relevant? | Geoffrey Robertson AO QC, Human Rights Barrister, Academic, Author and Broadcaster, London, England.

10.05am

Trauma in war, trauma in peace: human right to healing | Dr Olivera Simic, Senior Lecturer, Griffith Law School; Higher Degree Research Co-Convenor, Griffith University, Queensland. Visiting Fellow, Transitional Justice Institute, Belfast, Ireland.

10.30am

Questions

10.45am

Morning Tea

CHAIR National Mental Health Commission

11.10am

Enlightened and Free | Arwin Sahar, Poetry Recitation

11.15am

Australia and New Zealand Perspectives

Moving beyond exile – an Australian perspective on the healing journey of refugees | Jorge Aroche, Chief Executive Officer, STARTTS, New South Wales.

11.35am

New Zealand approaches to the provision of mental health and well being services for people from refugee backgrounds | Dr Ann Hood, Chief Executive Officer, Refugees as Survivors New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand.

11.55am

Towards the republic of conscience: health, human rights and clinical care for people resettled in Australia | Dr Christine Phillips, Medical Director, Companion House Medical Service, Australian Capital Territory.

12.15am

Questions

12.30pm

Posters

1.00pm

Lunch

2.00pm

Concurrent Session 1

Community Perspectives

Service Development

Human Rights, Ethics & Morality

Practice Wisdom & Progression – A

Practice Wisdom & Progression – B

Practice Wisdom & Progression – C

Refugee Voices

Partnerships

Working with Children

Working with Asylum Seekers #1 & TPVs

Therapeutic Models/ Framework #1

Venue: Plaza 4

Venue: Plaza 3

Venue: Plaza Auditorum

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Venue: Plaza Terrace Room

Venue: Plaza 2

Ignacio Correa-Velez – QPASTT Queensland

Kwame Selormey – Melaleuca Northern Territory

Robyn Smythe – STTARS South Australia

Vedrana Jovovic – QPASTT Queensland

Dr Gillian Long – Phoenix Centre Tasmania

Amy Burkett – QPASTT Queensland

Woven: weaving connections across cultures. Rosa Vasseghi – Community Member, Victoria.

Building Health Capital – an Integrated Approach to Refugee Health: lessons learned from refugee health services in South East Queensland over the past 20 years. Donata Sackey – Mater Health, Queensland.

Before the Healing – barriers to protection for sexual and gender-based violence survivors exiled in Hong Kong.
Lynette Nam – Justice Centre Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Group Work with Asylum Seeker and Refugee Children in Nauru. Sonia Kiriyanthan & Bernadette McGrath – OSSTT, South Australia. Aparnadas Amritha – STTARS, South Australia

Working with Suicide and Suicide Risk in the Counselling Context – challenges and considerations. A case study of a female asylum seeker. Tess Reddel – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Queer Sisterhood: building community for & with queer refugee women. Tina Dixson – Queer Sisterhood Project, Australian Capital Territory.

T.E.A Gathering (Talking. Empowering. Advocating) African young womens’ perspective and experiences on issues related to domestic, family and sexual violence. Kani Kenyi – Talking. Empowering. Advocating. Northern Territory.

Developing a Community of Practice in Child & Youth Refugee Mental Health. Conrad Aiken – Foundation House, Victoria.

The Human Face of Torture and Trauma: towards a best practice model of media reportage. Dr Kasun Ubayasiri – Griffith University, Queensland. Robert Mukombozi – QPASTT, Queensland.

Using Creative Arts and Play in a School Group for Children from a Refugee Background. Dr Andrea Breen & Abi Byrne – Phoenix Centre, Tasmania.

Managing the Mental Health Needs of Asylum Seekers Following Cuts to SRSS: a view from private practice. Kyli Hedrick – University of Melbourne/Community-Minded Psychological Services, Victoria.

The Alternatives to Violence Project: experiential workshops for promoting psychosocial transformation and their application with NSW STARTTS. David Ajak Ajang – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Future in our Hands: volleyball project which empowered girls from refugee background. Fatemeh Etemadi – ASeTTS, Western Australia.

The joys and challenges of providing general practice services to refugees and asylum seeker patients. Sophie Piron – Adelaide City General Practice, South Australia.

The Right to Be: persecution due to sexual orientation. Shaheen Pordily – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Refugee children’s perspectives on life in Australia: using computer-assisted interviews to enable children’s expressions. Assoc. Prof. Jeanette Lawrence – University of Melbourne & Foundation House, Victoria.

Seeking health care while seeking asylum: Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic.
Nancy Weatherford – Mater Refugee Health Service, Queensland.

“Hayku” the value of the land; nature’s place in dis-Placement. Marie Franklin – RASNZ, Auckland, New Zealand.

The Role of Community in Recovery. Grace Samuel Oryem – Multicultural Development Australia (MDA), Queensland.

Inter- Continental Bridges on Service Development: community approaches and staff support, when working with survivors. Knowledge exchange between Equitas-Colombia and QPASTT-Queensland, Australia. Dr Arancha Garcia Del Soto – Equitas-Colombia, Colombia. Fernanda Torresi – QPASTT, Queensland

‘They have no way to get their voices out’: community discussions concerning the need for humanity and inclusion in Australian news representations of asylum seekers. Ashleigh Haw – University of Western Australia, Western Australia.

Supporting Refugee Children and Young People Through Change and Loss. Fiona Mccallum – Mackillop Family Services – Good Grief, New South Wales. Nercy Pineda – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Challenges and Opportunites of Working with Temporary Visa Holders. Theresa Puvimansinghe – STTARS, South Australia.

Skills Training of Affect Regulation – a Culture-sensitive Approach (STARC): development and evaluation of a transdiagnostic group program for traumatized refugees. Theresa Koch – Refugio Munich/Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany.

Trauma Informed Therapeutic Yoga Program for Bhutanese Torture Survivors: a community Initiative. Aparnadas Amritha – STTARS, South Australia.

Partnerships that Work – how collaboration between service providers leads to positive client outcomes in regional Tasmania. Kelli Charles – Phoenix Centre, Tasmania. Samantha Kerr-Smiley – TasTAFE, Tasmania.

Rohingas torture victims, now new world attention, seeking urgent humanitarian help. Md Mahbul Haque – Bangladesh Centre For Human Rights And Development (BCHRD), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Assessment and Programme Evaluation Issues in Early Childhood Work with 0-6 year olds from Refugee Families.
Rosemary Signorelli – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Counselling in Motion: STARTTS Capoeira Angola Project Bantu.
Dr Shakeh Momartin & Dr Ansuya Naguran – STARTTS, New South Wales.

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3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

4.00pm

Concurrent Session 2

Community Perspectives

Service Development

Human Rights, Ethics & Morality

Practice Wisdom & Progression – A

Practice Wisdom & Progression – B

Refugee Voices

Working with Refugee Communities

Working with Asylum Seekers #2

Students & Learning

Venue: Plaza 4

Venue: Plaza 3

Venue: Plaza Auditorum

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Josef Szwarc – Foundation House Victoria

Jamila Padhee – QPASTT Queensland

Bernadette McGrath – OSSTT South Australia

Lachlan Murdoch – STARTTS New South Wales

Nooria Mehraby – STARTTS NSW

An Examination of Intergenerational Conflict in Families from Refugee backgrounds and Parent’s Perception of Family Counselling.
Magdalena Kuyang – QPASTT, Queensland.

Why Children from Refugee Backgrounds are not Accessing Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Queensland and What We Can Do About It. Cherie Lamb – University of New England, Queensland.

Challenges and Ethical Questions in Work with Torture Survivors Seeking Asylum in Australia: Sri Lankan case studies. Kathy Ragless & Ina Toumo’ua – Companion House, Australian Capital Territory.

The Impact of Rejected Asylum Applications on the Mental Health of Asylum Seekers amongst Farsi-Dari Speaking people in Australia.
Reza Rostami – University of New South Wales, New South Wales.

Youth Mentoring: maximizing engagement, improving resilience and social inclusion.
Michael Kavian – TAFE Queensland, Queensland.

Community Engagement with People from Refugee Backgrounds: learning from the Refugee Health Advisory Group (G11). Ally Wakefield – Mater/UQ Centre for Integrated Care & Innovation, Queensland. Samira Ali – Refugee Health Advisory Group, Queenland.

Recovery through Community Conversations: A collaborative inter-sectoral approach. Elham Monsef – Brisbane South PHN. Dan Nguyen – QPASTT, Queensland.

Ensuring that the Resettlement Process Delivers on the Human Rights of People with Disabilities. Natasha Reid – NSW Refugee Health Service, New South Wales.

Trauma Touch Therapy and Somatic Movement Education for Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Dr Julie Teetsov – Refugees as Survivors, Kaukapakapa, New Zealand.

 Supporting young people from Syria and Iraq – lessons from the Ucan2 program.
Cara Morrissy – Foundation House, Victoria.
Merna Dolmai – Community Member, Victoria.
Suhail Sawa – Community Member, Victoria.

South Sudanese Voices. Emmanuel Kondok – Community of South Sudanese and other Marginalised Areas Association, New South Wales.

Navigating across Cultures: Regional Community Development in the Refugee sector. Jo McGregor – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Australian Immigration Detention: exploring its depth, weight, tightness and breadth as experienced by women detainees. Lorena Rivas – Griffith University & Griffith Criminology Institute, Queensland.

The Psychological and Social Trajectories of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Receiving Support from Specialist Torture and Trauma Counselling Services in Australia. Dr Shakeh Momartin – STARTTS, New South Wales. Prof Zachary Steel – Trauma and Mental Health, New South Wales.

Storytelling and the Refugee Experience.
Anubha Adhikari-Parajuli & Nafisa Mohideen – ASeTTS, Western Australia.

Community-based Recovery Through Cultural Expression (community perspectives on effective community development). Rose Karlo – African Australian Women’s Association, Queensland.

“Double Oppression”: working with people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds with diverse genders, sexualities and bodies. Heather Grace Jones & Tess Reddel – STARTTS, New South Wales. Kathryn Clark – Asylum Seekers Centre, New South Wales

Exploring an Eclectic Approach to Establish Best Practice for Clinicians Working with Asylum Seekers Navigating the Immigration process in New Zealand. Lynda Crisford & Frozan Esmati – RASNZ, Auckland, New Zealand.

Basic-Life Skills: a group training for refugee minors. Katharina Piegenschke – Philipps-University Marburg, Germany.

Can Engagement with Torture Survivors Release the Empowering Potential of Torture Rehabilitation? Kolbassia Haoussou – Survivors Speak OUT, London, England.

Physical Activity for Health Among Torture and Trauma Survivors: an opportunity for treatment and prevention. Dr Simon Rosenbaum – School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, New South Wales. Ruth Wells – Black Dog Institute & School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, New South Wales.

Supporting the Resilience of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Minors in Australia.
Ebony King – University of Melbourne, Griffith University, Victoria.

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5.30pm

Day program concludes

7.00pm – 11:00pm

Conference Dinner

Provisional Program* – FRIDAY 29th MARCH 2019

9.00am

Welcome

CHAIR Mr Ivan Frkovic Commissioner Queensland Mental Health Commission

9.05am

Human Rights, Ethics and Morality

The morality, law and politics of torture | Prof. Raimond Gaita, Professional Fellow, Melbourne Law School and The Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, Victoria. Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at Kings College, London, England.

9.30am

Witnessing resistance to torture: sustaining ourselves in the work | Dr Vikki Reynolds, PhD, RCC, Consultant, Instructor and Supervisor, Vancouver,Canada.

9.55am

Challenges to securing the protection of the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia | Paris Aristotle AO, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture, Victoria.

10.20am

Questions

10.30am

Morning Tea

11.00am

Concurrent Session 3

Community Perspectives

Service Development

Socio Political Context

Practice Wisdom & Progression – A

Practice Wisdom & Progression – B

Practice Wisdom & Progression – C

Services/ Partnerships

Approaches to Service Delivery

Working with Families

Physical Health & Healing

Working with Young People

Venue: Plaza 2

Venue: Plaza 3

Venue: Plaza 4

Venue: Plaza Terrace Room

Venue: M1

Venue: Plaza 1

Fernanda Torresi – QPASTT Queensland

Shaun Nemorin – STARTTS NSW

Kathy Ragless – Companion House ACT

Gordana Hol – STARTTS NSW

Mardi Stow – Foundation House Victoria

Ana Pocrnjic – QPASTT Queensland

“The Voices of our Community”: how refugees and asylum seekers helped guide the development of a new assessment tool. Stephanie Habak – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Assisting young people of refugee background build career aspirations in early settlement. Donna Chesters – Foundation House, Victoria & Elmina Joldic – Brotherhood of St Laurence, Victoria.

“Protection and Control” (QPASTT client, 2018) – an exploration of the interface between state based and interpersonal trauma based on the Iranian experience. Tanya Van Bael – QPASTT, Queensland.

ASeTTS Family Relationships Counselling Program: strengths-based practice with families to improve resettlement and mental health. Larina Bromley – ASeTTS, Western Australia.

An Evaluation of Physiotherapy for the Management of Chronic Pain in Torture and Trauma Survivors. Veena O’Sullivan – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Putting Young People in the Picture: how do we best support young people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds to build new lives in Australia?
Nadine Liddy – Myan Australia, Victoria.
Sally Thompson – Migrant Resource Centre, Tasmania

3Es to Freedom Program. Kesti Faulkner – Anglicare North Coast, New South Wales. Mandy Hughes – Southern Cross University, New South Wales.

Interventions for Building Bridges between Police and Torture and Trauma Survivors. Maria Morales, Akar Pardedar & Rima Abu-Assi – STTARS, South Australia.

Refugee Settlement, Social Media and Responding to Trauma. Dr Jay Marlowe – University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Parenting Support for Former Refugee Families: a community development model focused on collaboration, empowerment and sustainability. Margaret Weston & Aklilu Hibtit – RASNZ, Auckland, New Zealand.

Nutritional Assessment of Resettled Paediatric Refugees in Western Australia. Dr Sarah Cherian – Perth Children’s Hospital, Western Australia.

Building on the Resilience of Adolescents with a Refugee Experience to Cope with the Emotional Transition to Adjust to a New Culture: findings and implications. Elvia Ramirez – Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre, Queensland.

Building Stronger Communities Project. Dan Nguyen – QPASTT, Queensland.
Teimar Sollo & Rhoda Bol – Community Member, Queensland.

Healing at Holroyd: a successful model supporting refugee students.
Sonia Durney & Louise Kleinbergs – Holroyd High School, New South Wales.

Conflict over Natural Resources and its Contribution to Trauma, Displacement and Dislocation. Dr Vladimir Pacheco – Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark.

Filial Plays as a Model to Help Heal the Parent-Child Relationship. Adele De La Harpe – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Resettling in Victoria: advice from people from refugee backgrounds who are living with disabilities. Samantha Furneaux – Foundation House, Victoria.

Engaging the Disengaged: reflections from bicultural professionals on supporting marginalised African youth and communities involved in justice and protection systems. Deng Riak – Foundation House, Victoria.

Refugee Community Engagement and Capacity-building for Trauma Recovery. Raphael Manirakiza – Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, New South Wales.

An Integrated Approach to Service Delivery that Supports Services to Survivors of Torture and Trauma.
Kwame Selormey & Andrea van der Werf – Melaleuca Refugee Centre, Northern Territory.

“We have only certain images of refugees”: stimulating critical reflexivity in the resettlement sector.
Marieke Jasperse – University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.

Reuniting Separated Refugee Children with their Families of Origin: a collaborative cross-sector approach. Sarah Williams – RASNZ, Auckland, New Zealand. Amitha Krishnamurthi – Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE), Auckland, New Zealand.

Cultural Issues and Working with Trauma in the Body. Hugh Churchward – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Walking on Eggshells: conversations about sexuality, gender and sexual health with young people from refugee backgrounds, their family and community. Sarah Kristensen Katie Brooker – QPASTT, Queensland.

Empowerment of Men and Women Survivors of Torture in Countries of Origin and the United States. Dr Nancy Bothne – The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, United States of America.

Situating Language: building a glossary of cultural and emotional terminology. Dr Ana Maria Allimant Holas – STTARS, South Australia.

Creating Welcome within Policies of Confinement: how an asylum-seeker form-filling clinic fills the “fast-track” gap. Hanne Worsoe – University of Queensland, Queensland.

Growing Playing Learning Together – an early childhood workshop programme for families from refugee-like backgrounds. Rosemary Signorelli – STARTTS, New South Wales

Narrowing the Barriers: soft entry approach for young people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to access services at schools.
Elijah Buol – QPASTT, Queensland.

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12.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm

Concurrent Session 4

Community Perspectives

Service Development

Human Rights, Ethics & Morality

Practice Wisdom & Progression -A

Practice Wisdom & Progression -B

Practice Wisdom & Progression -C

Young People

Capacity Building

Women in Recovery

Therapeutic Models/ Framework #2

Holistic Approach to Healing

Venue: Plaza 4

Venue: Plaza 3

Venue: Plaza 2

Venue: Plaza Terrace Room

Venue: M1

Venue: Plaza 1

Ina Tou’moua – Companion House ACT

Dr Anne Hood – Refugees as Survivors New Zealand

Farah Suleman – QPASTT Queensland

Naomi Brown – QPASTT Queensland

Kerry Nesbitt – QPASTT Queensland

Emily Churches – Phoenix Centre Tasmania

The Impact of Leadership on Trauma Recovery for Young People from Refugee Backgrounds: learnings from the Youth Voice project. Raziq Qasimi & Elijah Buol – QPASTT, Queensland.

Importance of Consistent Supervision Framework to Support Staff Working with Trauma Survivors. Amy Burkett – QPASTT, Queensland.

Identifying Regions in Queensland Requiring Targeted Programs to Reduce Discrimination and Improve Community Support for Refugee and Asylum Seeking People: a spatial study. Dr Ali Lakhani – The Hopkins Centre, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland.

Self Care for Refugee Trauma to Self Actualize. Nina Trad Azam – Self Actualize Australia, New South Wales.

A review of Trauma Theory Developments over 20 Years: implications for torture and trauma services. Dr Ida Kaplan – Foundation House, Victoria.

The Refugee Adjustment Study: a longitudinal study examining adaptation pathways over time. Dr Yulisha Byrow – Refugee Trauma And Recovery Program, University of New South Wales, New South Wales.

Community Outreach to Young People Experiencing Homelessness. Thong Za Tawng – Foundation House, Victoria.

Domestic Violence and Refugees: a look through the eyes of service providers supporting refugee women. Jennifer Maturi – University of Queensland, Queensland.

Refugee Teenagers Along Human Traffics and Being Evolved into Drug Dealers (long waiting migration process and negative results). Hoshang Schiwa – Humans without Border Movement (HWBM), Stockholm, Sweden.

Understanding the Complexity of Domestic and Family Violence in Refugee Contexts. Elizabeth Lang – Diversity Focus, Western Australia.

Healing Through Creative Arts.
Tharanga De Silva & Sahar Pakzad – ASeTTS, Western Australia.

The Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre – using a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed approach to ensure comprehensive and collaborative mental health care for clients from a refugee background. Dr Sara Burton, Dragos Ileana & Jackie Bentley – Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre, Queensland.

Empowerment Group for Young People from Syrian Background. Kifarkis Nissan & Susie Strehlow – Foundation House, Victoria.

Building the Capacity to Support People from Refugee Backgrounds with Reflective Practice: progress and challenges. Conrad Aikin – Foundation House, Victoria.

“Lest we become monsters ourselves”. Moral distress for trauma recovery workers. Jim Schirmer – University of Queensland, Queensland.

Finding Wellbeing through Cultural Strengths, Empowerment and Trauma Healing: a group for Congolese single women resettling in a regional Australian town. Jeanette Ninnis & Laura Johnston – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Lost and Found in Interpretation. Toril Pursell – Foundation House, Victoria.

Supporting Wellbeing and Social Inclusion for Young people of Refugee Backgrounds: evaluation of the Ucan2 Program. Dr Karen Block – University of Melbourne, Victoria.

The Winter that Never Ends.
Lina Ishu & Laura Johnston – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Developing resources to support primary care providers working with people from refugee backgrounds in Australia. Samantha Furneaux – Foundation House, Victoria.

A proposal for the reform of Australia’s system of immigration detention. Guy Coffey & Josef Szwarc – Foundation House, Victoria.

Multicultural Young Women’s group: our body, mind and rights. Lucy Mcevoy – ASeTTS, Western Australia.

Insights Gained from Working with LGBTQI Refugees in Individual Therapy. Dr Emma Boles – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Neurofeedback Program at STARTTS: what lessons we have learned and where to from now. Mirjana Askovic – STARTTS, New South Wales.

The Impact on Counsellors of Working with Trauma Survivors in Detention. Bernadette McGrath – Overseas Services to Survivors of Torture And Trauma, South Australia.

Salient Isolation: anguish experienced by Muslims who are bereaved by suicide Nooria Mehraby – STARTTS, New South Wales.

Utilising Cultural Competency in Engaging with Refugee Female Clients. Jodie Birks – STARTTS, New South Wales.

A Case Study Using the Three Stages of Trauma Recovery. Elham Rezaei – QPASTT, Queensland.

How Exposure to Injustice may Impact on Mental Health. Dr Shraddha Kashyap – Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program, UNSW, New South Wales.

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3.30pm

“Big Ideas” Panel – Healing and Human Rights: From Philosophy to Practice

Moderator: Cathy Van Extel, Reporter, RN Breakfast, ABC

Panel:

Prof. Raimond Gaita, Professional Fellow, Melbourne Law School and The Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, Victoria. Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at Kings College, London, England

Dr Vikki Reynolds, PhD, RCC, Consultant, Instructor and Supervisor, Vancouver, Canada.

Robert Mukombozi, Community Development Worker, QPASTT, Queensland.

This session will be recorded and broadcast as a podcast for the ABC’s “Big Ideas” show.

4.15pm

Conference Concludes

* Provisional Program subject to change. Please refer to www.refugeetraumaconf.org.au for the latest program.