Exploring the 10 Years Beyond Bushfires Report

Post-traumatic growth


2.00-3.00pm AEST, 16 June 2021



Recovery Matters webinars get to the heart of key issues that are important in disaster recovery.

Join us for the first webinar in a series further exploring the 10 Years Beyond Bushfires Report.

AIDR is pleased to partner with the Australian Red Cross and University of Melbourne to further explore the Beyond Bushfires: Community, Resilience, and Recovery study.


Post-traumatic growth

Post-traumatic growth (PTG) is an important dimension of many people’s disaster recovery experiences. Drawing on lived experience and research into PTG following the Victorian 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, hear about strategies for supporting PTG in disaster recovery contexts.


Guest speakers

Professor Lou Harms

Chair and Head, Department of Social Work, The University of Melbourne

Rhonda Abotomey

Community Member


Webinar host

Amanda Leck, AIDR Executive Director


10 Years Beyond Bushfires is supported by funding partners: The University of MelbourneAustralian Red Cross, the former Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and Emergency Management Victoria. The research is also supported by Phoenix Australia and the Social Research Centre.


Who should attend?

Anyone with a role or interest (paid or voluntary) in supporting disaster recovery is welcome to attend.
Recovery Matters webinars will assist people who are newer to recovery to learn from experts as they get up-to-speed with good practice, and more experienced recovery workers to build, refresh and reflect on their practice as applied in current circumstances.

Are you interested in sharing your expertise?

Please email to register your interest in speaking at a future Recovery Matters webinar.