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Food, shelter and medical aid are the urgent requirements of displaced refugees.  However, their psychological and social needs must also be addressed to enable adjustment to traumas, changing circumstances, and an essential maintenance of human dignity. Engaging with individual narratives and enabling creative expression has been shown to be an effective way to work through trauma, build community and increase quality of life generally. 

 
 

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Engaging Refugee Narratives: Perspectives from Academia and the Arts

Food, shelter and medical aid are the urgent requirements of displaced refugees.  However, their psychological and social needs must also be addressed to enable adjustment to traumas, changing circumstances, and an essential maintenance of human dignity. Engaging with individual narratives and enabling creative expression has been shown to be an effective way to work through trauma, build community and increase quality of life generally.