Conference: Presenting the FARO Project health and psychosocial support model



Time: 10AM - 1PM
Location: Palermo, Italy

Terre des Hommes Italy is holding a conference to present the handbook of the FARO project on ‘Mental health and psychosocial support for unaccompanied minors and families with children in reception centres‘.


The conference will be held in Palermo, on 11th May at the premises of the Italian Association of Doctors, Surgeons and Dentists of the Province of Palermo at: Villa Magnisi, Via Rosario da Partanna Padre 22, Palermo.

Conference Details:

Conference Moderator: Elvira Terranova, Adnkronos Palermo

Welcome speeches:

Salvatore Amato, President of the Medical Association of the province of Palermo

Sergio Marino, Councillor for the Environment, Hygiene and Health, commune of Palermo

First Part:

The FARO project: institutional partnerships, the model and experiences from the field

Francesco Bongiorno, Technical Secretariat of the Council for Health for Sicily

Federica Giannotta, Head of National Programmes, Terre des Hommes Italy

Giancarlo Rigon, Scientific Coordinator “FARO Handbook”

Roberta Giunta, Gandolfa Cascio, Marianna Cento, FARO project Field Officers at Terre des Hommes Italy

Second Part:

Local services collaborate with FARO

Aldo Virgilio, ASP Catania Modulo, Transcultural Psychiatrist

Elisa Maiorca, Catania Juvenile Court Magistrate

Carmela Librizzi, Ragusa Prefect

Fulvio Vassallo, Palaeologist, Lawyer, President of ADIF the Association for Rights and Borders

Concluding Remarks:

Stefano Scarpelli, Representative of the National Authority for Children and Youth

Agnese Ciulla, Councillor for Social Activities, commune of Palermo

To sign up:

please e-mail Sara Lopresto on

For more information on the FARO project please see here.