The National Partnership of Community Training is pleased to present the webinar:
Addressing Mental Health, PTSD, and Suicide in Refugee Communities
Thursday July 31, 2014
5:30pm – 6:30pm EST
Please register here
Refugees face a broad range of challenges that can make them more susceptible to mental health difficulties, including PTSD, depression, and suicide. Awareness of Western medical-based diagnoses is fundamental, but providers must also be aware of the ways that distress is manifested or verbalized by their clients, and feel empowered to provide culturally appropriate treatment or referrals.
The objectives of this webinar are to:
- Enhance the capabilities of providers in recognizing and meeting refugee mental health needs,
- Assist social service providers in responding to recent increases in suicide attempts in the refugee community
- Present indicators, warning signs and prevalence of PTSD, depression, somaticization and suicidal ideation
- Present evidence-based interventions for addressing PTSD, depression, somatiicization and suicide
This webinar will be presented by Kristin L. Towhill, LCSW, a psychotherapist who serves as the Clinical Supervisor at the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture. She has worked extensively with clients with trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from torture, combat, and sexual abuse and assault. She has presented to a range of professionals, laypeople, and students on PTSD, complex trauma, dissociative disorders, and diversity.