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Empowering Young Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:05 Welcome and introduction
Dr Mitchell Smith, Director, NSW Refugee Health

9:05 – 9:15 The what, where and who of refugee young people in NSW
Dr Mitchell Smith, Director, NSW Refugee Health

9:15 – 9:50 Navigating health care, navigating transitions: experiences of the health system for young people of refugee background
Dr Melissa Kang, Associate Professor in Public Health, University of Technology Sydney

9:50 – 10:15 Untangling colliding nervous systems
Mr Rafik Tanious, School Liaison Counsellor – Project Officer, Rural and Regional NSW, NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)

10:15 – 10:50 Morning Tea

10:50 – 11:10 GROW in the Illawarra
Dr. Smriti Jaiswal, Multicultural Health Officer and Mrs Nyari Garakasha, Refugee Health Clinical Nurse Specialist; Multicultural Health Service, Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District

11:10 – 11:30 Psychometric assessment with refugees: special considerations
Ms Mary Higson, Coordinator, Psychology Intern Program, Transcultural Mental Health Centre

11:30 – 11:50 Strength through community
Mr Mayor Chagai, Founder, Savannah Pride

11:50 -12:00 Voice of youth
Ms Evelyn Agripa, young people

11:55 -12:30 Panel discussion – joined by all program speakers

Please register via: MNCLHD-OOHCHealthAdmin@health.nsw.gov.au

Venue: Innovation Hub Coffs Coast, Building IC-1, Doug Knight Drive Coffs Harbour Education Campus, Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour

Date/Time: Part day | Wed 6 Nov 2019, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (4hrs)

Event Organiser: NSW Health

Contact: Gary Maher

Phone: (02) 6652 1878

Email: Click here


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flags We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we live and work, the Bundjalung, Arakwal, Yaegl, Gumbaynggirr, Githabul, Dunghutti and Birpai Nations, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future.