This webinar, by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), addresses advocacy on behalf of unaccompanied children residing with sponsors and relatives across the United States as they await their immigration hearings. Panelists provide updates on where the children are living, their impact on local communities, and steps you can take to welcome them. Panelists also provide specific suggestions for local advocacy on behalf of young migrants seeking safety in our country – how to educate community members and how to persuade policymakers to ensure access to much-needed legal representation, education, healthcare, and other social services.
Held on: 9/26/14
This webinar, from May 14, 2014, features Dr. Mary Fabri, formerly of the Kovler Center.
This webinar is part of the National Capacity Building (NCB) webinar series. NCB is a project of the Center for Victims of Torture.
Domestic violence (DV) is a public health concern and a human rights violation. This webinar is the first in a post-family reunification series that will address issues affecting torture survivors and their loved ones. The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health conducted interviews with 15 U.S. torture rehabilitation programs to identify promising practices and models of trauma-informed care. During the interviews, the torture rehabilitation centers stated that “there is a gap in services for domestic violence in the torture survivor community”.
This webinar will define and describe the health consequences of DV and look at the challenges of responding to it among torture-impacted refugee communities. We will also discuss creative models of meeting this challenge.
After participating in this webinar participants will be able to:
1) Define the fundamentals of domestic violence and describe its consequences
2) Summarize factors of domestic violence in treating torture survivors
3) Evaluate the challenges and solutions of addressing DV in torture treatment programs.
The other webinars in the post-family reunification series are:
- Couples Therapy with Torture Survivors
- Family Reunification: Happily Ever After? Legal Issues Affecting Family Unity
About the Presenter
Dr. Mary Fabri is a clinical psychologist and has worked with torture survivors for more than 25 years. She was Senior Director of Torture Treatment Services and International Training at Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center in Chicago for 12 years where community-based integrated care is provided. She served as President of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs for 5 years and has been on the Board of Directors of Torture Abolition & Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) since 2005 and is currently serving as the Chair. Dr. Fabri now works as an independent consultant working internationally on mental health issues related to trauma, gender-based violence, and HIV.
Girmatsion Feseha, Abebe G/mariam and Mulusew Gerbaba Intimate partner physical violence among women in Shimelba refugee camp, northern Ethiopia
Full text of article available here: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/125
Al-Atrushi et al. BMC Women's Health 2013, 13:37 Intimate partner violence against women in the Erbil city of the Kurdistan region, Iraq
Full text of article available here: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/13/37
Developed by the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture program, this manual outlines a short-term, supportive, psychoeducational group therapy model for survivors of torture and severe war trauma. Goals, strategies and weekly planning information are included in this manual.
This manual is included here as it can be easily adapted to include or target reunified families.