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 is 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.
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Download the Information Guide: Suicide Precaution: How to Identify When Levels of Sadness or Depression are a Concern
Download the Information Guide: Substance Abuse and the Torture Survivor Experience
Download the Information Guide: Working with Refugees with PTSD
View the webinar: Working with Refugees with PTSD