Abstract for: Multi-tiered Approach to Refugee Support- Indonesia

The global refugee crisis is one which requires immediate attention. Indonesia, due to its location, comparatively small yet diverse mixture of current refugee population, and restrictive government regulations may serve as a perfect case for testing scale-able multi-stage intervention strategies. System Dynamics is well suited to address the dynamic complexity that characterizes many public health as well as social justice issues (Hirsh, Homer, 2011). The planned intervention will utilize a multi-tiered mental health, advocacy and training intervention seed-structure for GMB (Group Model Building) workshops. Each suggested intervention will dynamically reinforce program components in order to create virtuous cycles of well-being. The GMB sessions will be used to appropriately identify effective interventions, in line with IASC (Inter Agency Standing Committee) “do not harm” policies.