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How Communities Can Respond to Grief

The National Partnership for Community Training is pleased to present:

How Communities Can Respond to Grief webinar

This webinar is the third installment of NPCT’s series on suicidality among refugee populations. You can review the first two webinars for further context: Addressing Mental Health, PTSD, and Suicide in Refugee Communities; Suicidality Among Refugees. In this webinar we further examine the grief process and how communities can support those experiencing grief by applying skills offered in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings.

This webinar’s objectives are as follows:

  • Highlight signs, symptoms, and coping mechanisms related to grief
  • Provide Mental Health First Aid goals and objectives for communities and how refugee populations have been or are expected to benefit
  • Discuss how trainings, such as MHFA, can raise awareness and educate around grief-related mental health concerns
  • Explore how refugee community leaders can reduce mental health related stigma

See powerpoint here.

See a link to the recording here.

Subject Matter Experts

Parangkush (PK) Subedi, M.S., MPH 
Parangkush Subedi is the Health Program Analyst at the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Prior to joining ORR, Mr. Subedi worked at Philadelphia Department of Public Health as a Refugee Health Coordinator from 2012 to 2015, overseeing screening of communicable diseases of newly arrived refugees and immigrants. Before that he worked for over a year at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) in Philadelphia as a Refugee Health Coordinator and Case Manager. Mr. Subedi has published papers on refugee mental health, health seeking behaviors, and tuberculosis over the last three years. He has also written a book chapter for a book titled Refugee Health in Social Setting. Mr. Subedi received a master degree in science from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in 2006 and another master degree in public health from Emory University, Atlanta in 2011. He is a certified adult mental health first aid instructor.

Azeb Yusuf 
Azeb Yusuf is the Director of the Health and Community Program at the Somali Bantu Community of Greater Houston (SBCGH), which is dedicated to the education and acclimation of refugees and immigrants in the Greater Houston area. Azeb resettled to the United States from Ethiopia, obtained her education through Texas Southern University, and has been an advocate for refugee health care for many years.