Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Resilience among Refugee Youth and Families Webinar

The National Partnership for Community Training is pleased to present:

Resilience among Refugee Youth and Families

This webinar explores the concept of resilience, including environmental influences on resilience and methods of building resilience among refugee youth and families.

Webinar Objectives

  1. Define resilience as it relates to refugee youth and their families.
  2. Describe community-based and family-based clinical
    interventions for refugee youth and families.
  3. Share how to incorporate resilience-based activities into overall
    treatment of refugee youth and families.

You can find a PDF of the presentation slides here and link to the video here.

Suzan Song, MD, MPH, PhD
Suzan J. Song is the Director of the Division of Child/Adolescent & Family Psychiatry and Associate Professor at George Washington University Medical Center. She recently moved from the Bay Area, where she was medical director of an intensive foster care clinic and a survivors of torture community-based clinic, and has been a humanitarian protection advisor in war-affected countries for 8 years. She is a former White House APIA fellow and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative fellow, with training from Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Amsterdam. Her work integrates clinical practice, policy, and research through commissioned projects for the United Nations and has worked in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ethiopia, KwaZulu/Natal, Haiti, and Burundi with current work in Syria/Jordan and the DR Congo. She has grants funded by the Department of Defense and Grand Challenges Canada, as well as commissioned projects for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, and is focused on family-centered resiliency processes for survivors of extreme trauma.


Additional Resources

This webinar was the first installment in a two-part series on refugee youth and families.  For further discussion on this topic, view the following links:

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