SAVE THE DATE!
April 27-28, 2015
University of Miami
Join us April 27-28, 2015!
Interactive Modules I Actionable Workshops I Strategic Networking
As programs are created, expanded and optimized with ever-shrinking resources, it is critical that refugee service and torture treatment providers address not only holistic practices in refugee mental health, but also the components of building and expanding sustainable programs and networks both regionally and nationally.
The National Partnership for Community Training, a partnership between the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture, the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and NYU/Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture, is joining the University of Miami School of Law’s Human Rights Clinic to invite you to a 2-day National Symposium during which leading experts in the field will introduce and demonstrate tools and techniques for creating robust torture treatment and refugee mental health programs.
The Symposium will address considering non- traditional program structures, implementing meaningful partnerships, and integrating clinical and legal approaches, while experts will also address current thematic issues in torture treatment, such as working with interpreters and designing orientation curricula.
As providers, we have a responsibility to be aware of what is working for our colleagues and clients in the field. Not only is it imperative for direct services, it also informs advocacy efforts, grant proposals and community, regional, and national responses to the refugee, asylum seeker, and asylee experience.
CEUs will be provided!
Application for continuing education is pending. Provider 50-190, Expiration 2015
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
We now invite contributions from scholars and clinicians from across the disciplines, to present any best or promising approaches to implementing refugee mental health programs and working with survivors of torture.
All topics related to holistic approaches with survivors of torture and trauma will be considered, but preferred topics include:
- Measurement & evaluation for impact (M&E strategies for programs/ how to increase and measure programmatic impact)
- Advocacy through a public health lens (educating clients/ educating public with facts/ reclaiming the concept of advocacy)
- LGBTQ issues in resettled refugee communities
- Working with interpreters
- Political strategy (Political advocacy for torture survivors)
- A title and 250-word abstract to: Melodie Kinet: email@example.com
- A short biography
- Proposals for 75 minute sessions, workshops, roundtables, etc. also encouraged
- Abstracts should include 3 learning objectives and at least on interactive exercise
- Deadline: January 9, 2015
- Decision notification: January 16, 2015. The conference registration fee will be waived for presenters
We are interested in what approaches are working and invite those working in the field to submit an abstract. Regional and state refugee health coordinators, program directors, entrepreneurs in the torture field, social workers, health professionals, lawyers, educators, ESL teachers, therapists, faith leaders, refugee groups and other trauma-related professions will be encouraged to attend.
Registration information will be provided soon!