Live Event: STARTTS Masterclass
The Challenge of Working Clinically with Children Severely Traumatised by the Experience of Offshore Detention on Nauru .
13 March 2019 | 6.30pm – 8.00pm AEST
Refugee children who are detained in Australian offshore detention on Nauru have usually survived a multitude of traumatic experiences. Some were conceived or born on Nauru; while others arrived in Australia with their parents and were sent offshore where they spent the most critical development stage of their lives exposed to perpetual trauma, insecurity and fear for their safety. In this clinical master class, Bernadette McGrath (CEO) and Amrith Aparnadas (counsellor) from OSSTT, a torture and trauma counselling service working in Nauru, will discuss the practice of trauma informed counselling and group work with children of asylum seekers and refugees detained on Nauru, and the outcomes achieved using the limited resources available on the island. Following this, Professor David Isaacs, who works and conducts research at both the Westmead Children’s Hospital and the University of Sydney, will elaborate on providing care for children after they are transferred from Nauru to Australia for treatment for infections and psychiatric problems. He will also explore some of the challenges faced in caring for these refugee children and their families in hospital settings. Finally STARTTS’ work with some of these children and their families in Australia, will be illustrated with a case study by Naila Hassan, STARTTS’s Early Childhood Counsellor.
Free to attend in person with RSVP
Free to watch the live webcast (no need to RSVP)
The event will be available as a Live Event on Owl Talks. Make sure your are a registered user, then select Live Events from the menu. Once there, scroll down to the STARTTS logo and Go to Live Event and you will be taken to the event.