This presentation proposes a conceptualization of the problems affecting refugees that takes into account the complex interaction of trauma and subsequent stressors and protective factors. It also explains a framework for intervention based on a systemic understanding of trauma and its effects that incorporates biological, psychological, and psychosocial interventions. It also explores the challenges involved in addressing the impact of trauma on refugees at individual, family’ group and community levels through the integrated utilization of a variety of interventions.
The presentation draws heavily on the cumulative experience of STARTTS, an organization that has been in existence since 1988, and has assisted well over 12000 refugees traumatized in the context of war, repression and other forms of organized violence.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent