VCST proudly presented Constance on the Edge, a film that follows a Sudanese Family for 10 years from refugee camp into their lives in Australia after being resettled while documenting the mental health struggles and demonstrated resilience upon embarking on a new stage of life in Australia.
The screening was followed by a facilitated discussion featuring Sonya Boya – Registered Clinical Counsellor, William Goldiet – AHAVI Representitive, Gita John-lyam – about mental health while we explored how acts of welcome can support newcomers in our community.
FACILITATED DISCUSSION: Moderated by Sharmarke Dubow, VCST President
Sari Alesh – Syrian Violinist, Gita John-Iyam – Family and Youth Services Coordinator, ICA of Greater Victoria,
Sonya Boya – Registered Clinical Counsellor
- In Dignity: Using Response-Based Ideas in Work for Survivors of Torture and Violence, with Allan Wade, Ph.D., 2014: Workshop Poster (PDF)
- Let’s Talk About Torture: Exploring the Roles of Health Professionals and Ethicists in the Prevention of Torture, with Victoria Coalition for Survivors of Torture at Canadian Bioethics Society Conference, 2014.
- Survivors of Political Violence and Canada’s Role in Justice, with Matt Eisenbrandt of Canadian Centre for International Justice, 2013: Workshop Poster (PDF)
- Refugee Determination Process, with Peter Golden, 2012: Workshop Poster (JPG)
- Trauma and Resistance, with Vikki Reynolds, 2011: Workshop Poster (PDF)
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