2nd Australia & New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference

The 2nd Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference is fast approaching! Held from 27-29 March 2019 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the conference will include a line-up of distinguished speakers across the world to share the work they have dedicated to understanding the refugee experiences, and help people from refugee backgrounds to recover from the challenges that they have faced, and to resettle in their new environment.

For more information about the conference, you can view the brochure below, or visit the website: http://www.refugeetraumaconf.org.au/

34th Annual Meeting of ISTSS

Members of the RTRP team recently attended the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) in Washington D.C, from November 8-10, 2018. We joined other researchers around the world discussing this year’s theme of how we can integrate traumatic stress research with practice and policy for vulnerable populations. Our team presented on our recent research on the different factors impacting on refugee mental health, including the mechanisms that may underlie refugee mental health, and potential targets for clinical interventions.

A special congratulations to our member, Philippa, for receiving the Honorable Mention of a Student Poster Award, for her research on evaluating how models of posttraumatic stress disorder may appropriately represent the experiences of refugees. This award recognises the significant contribution of an individual to the field of traumatic stress research - well done Philippa!