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Refugees Initiative

Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees (CTAR)

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

University of Essex

COUNTRY

United Kingdom

CITY

Colchester

Address

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ

TYPOLOGY

- Health services
- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Tutoring and peer support for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation
- Students
- University staff (academic and administrative)

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

"Examining the refugee experience".The Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees (CTAR) aims to provide a framework and a focus for examining, from a variety of different perspectives, the main issues associated with the reality and experience of being an asylum seeker or refugee.

RESULTS AND IMPACT

The main emphasis of the Centre is on the psychosocial dimensions of these experiences. The Centre also provides a forum for individuals and organisations to exchange knowledge and experiences and to further develop their ideas and work in this field.

CTAR is based within the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies and also has links with the MA Refugee Care and the PhD Refugee Care run jointly by the University of Essex and the Tavistock Clinic.