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Applying an acculturation lens for better working with refugee families and communities

A/Professor Andre Renzaho

New and emerging communities experience varying inequalities while seeking to settle in Australia. Evidence shows that the level of inequality varies according to the degree of cultural transition. Acculturation has actually become a dominant framework used to explain disparities among minority groups. A/Prof Renzaho will show how social exclusion and alienation impact on the physical and socio-psychological health of people from refugee backgrounds and, how families, communities and service providers can respond to these challenges. 

Recorded at the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS
10 September 2012, New South Wales, Australia.
Visit STARTTS at : www.STARTTS.org.au

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A/Professor Andre Renzaho

A/Prof Andre Renzaho is a Public Health and Nutritional Epidemiologist with expertise in the area of complex humanitarian emergencies and development aid. He has worked with a number of United Nations agencies, government organisations, international non-government organisations, and the tertiary education sector in Australia and overseas. He did not become an academic until 2007 when he took up a position as Senior Research Fellow at Deakin University. He was promoted to Principle Research Fellow (Associate Professor) in 2010 within four years, in recognition of his research outputs and service to the community. His responsibilities have included growing a research team and program through the creation of the Migration, Social Disadvantage and Health Program (of which he is the director).

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