Sad news from Lebanon

Samar Habib began a two-year term in Lebanon as the Australian Volunteers International (AVI) volunteer to UNRWA in September 2012, with APPEH as partner agency. She has been supporting us to reach our educational goals (see Project 5).  In late January 2014, Alison Ford, Australian Partnerships Coordinator
 for AVI, informed the APPEH board that Samar had been moved out of UNRWA Lebanon and relocated to Jordan.

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TRC: Hard Times To Sustain Services

The Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Victims of Torture (TRC) is a non-governmental, not–for-profit and independent organization that mainly works in the field of providing medical, psychiatric and psychosocial services to survivors of politically motivated torture and organized violence in the Palestinian territory, in addition to activities related to fostering Human Rights through Training, Advocacy and Research. It is considered a human rights organization with focus on mental health issues especially for those suffering from the ongoing conflict in the area. Continue Reading…

Fallacy of the Middle Ground and Why We Should Risk Being Wrong

Professor Jon Jureidini is a child psychiatrist trained in philosophy. He is the Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy at Flinders University in South Australia.

In this talk Professor Jureidini puts a philosophical case for making tough decisions and not walking the middle ground.