Therapy in refugee camp settings

25 September 2018

Question: . . .“work in the humanitarian sector, specifically in venturing out to refugee camps and doing therapy there . . . ”

Answer: Resources shared in the response. . .

InternationalRelief Web is a good site curating organisations and jobs. For example, search for Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion) to explore rehabilitation and technical advice positions for occupational therapists.

AustralianAusAid has skilled volunteer program to do assignments of occupational therapy work with refugee populations.

Professional development – developing practice beyond individualised treatment (e.g. coaching and developing others) and an understanding how to mainstream things like gender (e.g. managing gender based violence programs in humanitarian emergencies, a free online course by United Nations Population Fund).

 

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