The varying degrees of trauma experienced by refugees and torture survivors can have physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral effects. In order to cope, forget, or ignore the impact of violent conflict, flight, resettlement, and adjustment some refugees and torture survivors may turn to substance use.
The objectives of this webinar are to:
- introduce the theories and model pertaining to substance abuse
- offer guidance in identifying, diagnosing, referring, and treating substance abuse within the refugee and torture survivor community
- address the apprehension of some social service providers in addressing substance abuse
- address the stigma and cultural norms associated with substance abuse
- offer best practices for dealing with substance abuse
The presenters are:
Eric F. Wagner, Ph.D., Director of Florida International University’s Community Based Intervention Research Group
Richard Mollica, M.D., M.A.R., Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
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