19 Nov 2018
IRCT member hosts conference on Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement

On 27-29 March 2019, a lineup of distinguished international and national experts in rehabilitation of torture victims will discuss current and future challenges to healing in exile during the biennial conference of the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT), hosted by the Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT).

IRCT member hosts conference on Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement

An overwhelming response was received from the Call for Abstracts, which reflected the conference theme, Healing in Exile – Current and Future Challenges. Under this theme, speakers will explore the most innovative and successful initiatives that enable people from refugee backgrounds to recover from torture and other traumatic events and resettle in their new context. The voices of people from refugee backgrounds will be central to the conference.

The program will not only provide global insights from human rights luminaries, but it will also explore innovations in practice from a wide cross section of workers in the sector, and community leaders, who responded to the Call for Abstracts. The knowledge shared over the full three-day program will culminate in a panel session moderated by the “Big Ideas Show” which will be produced as a podcast for broadcast by the ABC.

Full programme available here

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This conference is an initiative of FASSTT – the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT). FASSTT is a network of Australia’s eight specialist rehabilitation agencies that work with survivors of torture and refugee trauma. There is one FASSTT agency in each state and territory of Australia. FASSTT agencies have been delivering services to survivors of torture and trauma for more than 26 years. We are regarded as specialists both nationally and internationally. FASSTT agencies are all not-for-profit organisations and receive funding from State and Federal Governments, philanthropic trusts and private donations.

"I am delighted with the distinguished line-up of speakers who have welcomed the opportunity to address the conference theme, Healing in Exile – Current and Future Challenges, from both an international and national perspective. The program will not only provide global insights from human rights luminaries, but it will also explore innovations in practice from a wide cross section of workers in the sector, and community leaders, who responded to the Call for Abstracts."

- Tracy Worrall - Chief Executive, QPASTT

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