Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Archives for July 2017

Refugee Youth Discussion

The National Partnership for Community Training is pleased to present

Promoting Resilience and Reducing Risk Factors for Refugee and Immigrant Youth

https://youtu.be/X7ItJLVZ-kk

 

Objectives

  • Share Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center’s Core Stressors of refugee youth
  • Discuss culturally appropriate, school-based mental health interventions effective for refugee youth

See the link to the recording here.

See the powerpoint here.


Subject Matter Experts

Saida Abdi, MSW, LCSW

Saida Abdi, LICSW, MSW., M.A., is the Director of Community Relations, a clinical social worker, and expert in refugee trauma and resilience. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University and another Master’s degree in Communications from Carleton University and is currently pursuing her PhD at Boston University. She is a native of Somalia and a former refugee herself. Ms. Abdi has worked for more than 20 years in the area of refugee youth and families, developing school-based programs to support adjustment of refugee youth in resettlement and community-based research and intervention. For the past 8 years, she has worked at the Boston Children’s Hospital Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center as a part of SAMHSA funded project to develop and implement refugee mental health interventions. She has organized trainings on the issue of promoting resilience and reducing risk behaviors among refugee youth for educators, policy-makers, clinicians and community leaders. She is trained in Trauma System’s Therapy and is an expert in building culturally responsive interventions.

Molly A. Benson, PhD

Dr. Benson is the Associate Director for Refugee Treatment and Services at the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. She provides oversight, training, supervision, and support for program activities focused on the development and dissemination of treatment interventions and resources for refugee children and families. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has experience providing evaluation and treatment to children and adolescents, including those who are refugees and youth seeking asylum in US. For several years she provided clinical services and supervision through the Psychosocial Treatment Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and currently she maintains a small private practice.

Clinical Approaches in Integrative Healthcare

The National Partnership for Community Training is pleased to present

Clinical Approaches in Integrative Healthcare Case Study

 

Objectives

  • Describe multi-disciplinary team approach to address complicated mental health concerns among refugees
  • Connect common physical symptoms that may be associated with a mental health concern and how to identify them
  • Share therapeutic considerations for refugees seeking care at integrative healthcare settings

See the link to the recording here.

See the powerpoint here.


Subject Matter Expert

Jan Jenkins, PhD

Jan Jenkins is a clinical psychologist and the Director of the Colorado Refugee Wellness Center. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and is certified in global mental health through the Harvard Trauma and Recovery Program. Dr. Jenkins has worked extensively in the trauma, integrated care, and refugee mental health arenas and has presented at the North American Refugee Health Conference. She has directed several grant-funded projects pertaining to enhancing health equity for refugees, utilization of refugee health navigators to enhance efficacy of healthcare, and development of culturally responsive systems of refugee integrated care. The CO Refugee Wellness Center is a collaboration between primary care and mental health partners: Metro Community Provider Network and Aurora Mental Health Center. It is located in Aurora, CO, one of the most diverse cities of its size in the country and home to the majority of refugees in the state. Metro Community Provider Network, under contract with the Colorado Refugee Services Program, provides medical screenings for newly arriving refugees and Aurora Mental Health Center partners to provide mental health screenings. Ongoing integrated primary and behavioral healthcare is also provided.

Integrating Refugee Mental Healthcare: RHS-15 and healthcare providers

The National Partnership for Community Training is pleased to present

Integrating Refugee Mental Healthcare: RHS-15 and healthcare providers Webinar

 

Objectives

  • Illustrate benefits for refugees to have early mental health screenings and ongoing access to services within integrative healthcare models.
  • Share how the scoring of the RHS-15 can help providers identify patient history, including torture.
  • Describe process of creating strong collaborations among physical health and mental health professionals.

See a link to the recording here.

See the powerpoint here.


Subject Matter Experts

Mara Rabin, MD

Dr. Rabin graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and trained in Family Medicine at the University of Colorado. She conducted Utah’s refugee health screenings for 14 years, cared for over 5000 refugees, and continues to care for many refugees in her current practice. Since 2003, Dr. Rabin has been the Medical Director of Utah Health & Human Rights, a non-profit dedicated to the holistic healing of refugee and immigrant survivors of severe human rights abuses. Dr. Rabin was an invited expert consultant to the Centers for Disease Control’s Refugee Health Screening guidelines and has conducted research on torture prevalence and associated health conditions among Utah’s refugees. She is the co-author of “Torture and Refugees,” a chapter in Refugee Health Care: An Essential Medical Guide. She has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally about the unique health needs of torture survivors. Through the Center for Mind Body Medicine, based in Washington, D.C., Dr. Rabin completed certification in facilitating Mind-Body Skills groups. She has also been recognized by the Utah Refugee Services Office for her “invaluable contribution to improving the health of Utah’s refugees,” by Jewish Family Services for helping “repair the world,” and by the Utah Community Foundation as one of the “Enlightened 50.”

Jan Jenkins, PhD

Jan Jenkins is a clinical psychologist and the Director of the Colorado Refugee Wellness Center. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and is certified in global mental health through the Harvard Trauma and Recovery Program. Dr. Jenkins has worked extensively in the trauma, integrated care, and refugee mental health arenas and has presented at the North American Refugee Health Conference. She has directed several grant-funded projects pertaining to enhancing health equity for refugees, utilization of refugee health navigators to enhance efficacy of healthcare, and development of culturally responsive systems of refugee integrated care. The CO Refugee Wellness Center is a collaboration between primary care and mental health partners: Metro Community Provider Network and Aurora Mental Health Center. It is located in Aurora, CO, one of the most diverse cities of its size in the country and home to the majority of refugees in the state. Metro Community Provider Network, under contract with the Colorado Refugee Services Program, provides medical screenings for newly arriving refugees and Aurora Mental Health Center partners to provide mental health screenings. Ongoing integrated primary and behavioral healthcare is also provided.