Few of us would choose the room full of strangers in a new country, over the room full of friends at home. Establishing new relationships is often an anxiety provoking experience in both our personal and professional lives.
For people from refugee backgrounds who have experienced the loss of place and space, of family, friends and acquaintances, the process of resettling can be the never ending room of strangers where a quick scan of faces rarely reveals the comfort of a friend or any familiarity.
Schools and school communities play a vital role in re-establishing connections for young people from refugee backgrounds and their families…
The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (2011). Document name: Newsletter: Schools and Agencies Working Together.