Since its establishment the Foundation has had an emphasis on working with other health and community professionals, refugee communities and government to enhance their capacity to support survivors of torture and trauma. This work helps to ensure that survivors have access to the range of expertise and resources required to address their multiple needs in their local communities.
The Foundation’s developmental work is based on a body of specialist expertise developed over seventeen years of contact with survivors. It is an integral part of the agency’s work.
Some of the development projects to date include
- The Refugee Health General Practice Development Program
- Refugee Mental Health Project
- The Food and Nutrition Project for Recent Arrivals from Refugee Backgrounds
- The Health Access Pathways for New Arrivals Project
- School-based Program for Children and Young People from Refugee Backgrounds and their Families
- Community Capacity Building