Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Integrated Holistic Approach to Medical and Mental Health Care: The New H5 Model

This workshop at the field level will address the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma’s (HPRT) new H5 Model for the care of highly traumatized refugee patients and communities. This model is spreading worldwide from Long Beach, California to Phnom Penh, Cambodia and provides a field-based orientation for caring for the most vulnerable traumatized populations.
Secondly, this workshop will address at the macro-level the policies and programs necessary for a holistic integrated primary care approach to traumatized patients and families.
The TRAUMA STORY is the centerpiece of both models – field and macro levels.

Other principles that will be discussed are:
1. Science-based medical and mental health practices
2. Trauma-informed care
3. Chronic disease
4. Health promotion – self-healing
5. Women’s health
6. Traditional healing

This workshop is suitable for all including non-medical staff and humanitarian workers.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn to apply the basic principles of the H5 Model
  2. Learn the basic principles of the integrated holistic approach
  3. Learn the new research in medical and mental health care for refugee patients.
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