New NCTSN Webinar Series - Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children

Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children (Available in English and Spanish)

Led by the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center in Boston and in collaboration with the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, the NCTSN presents this webinar series designed to cover the impact of trauma on children during all phases of their migration journey. Nationally recognized speakers from NCTSN are joined by experts from the Irving Harris Foundation’s Professional Development Network to provide best practices for culturally responsive and trauma-informed provision of services. This series features diverse expertise from the fields of refugee and migrant health, cultural studies, mental health, early childhood development, childhood traumatic stress, trauma-informed systems of care, and secondary traumatic stress.

Join us for the first webinar in the series – Part 1: Culture, the Migration Journey, Trauma and Assessment

In this webinar, developed by Lisa Fortuna, MD, Alisa B. Miller, PhD and Saida M. Abdi, MSW, foundational information is offered related to the intersection of culture, the migration journey, trauma and assessment in relation to unaccompanied children. In addition, recommendations for providing trauma-informed and culturally responsive care and best practices for child-friendly assessment and working with interpreters are shared for individuals who have direct contact (e.g., care providers) or work with those with direct contact with (e.g., supervisors) with unaccompanied children.


  • Lisa Fortuna, MD, Boston Medical Center
  • Alisa Miller, PhD, Children’s Hospital Boston
  • Saida Abdi, LICSW MSW MA, Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center, Boston Children's Hospital 

Click here to join the webinar online.

To view this series, participants must register for a Learning Center account.

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This webinar is FREE and offers 1 CE credits.

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6647. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Provider #: 886476741) for 1 continuing education contact hour for each 1 hour NCTSN Training Presentation. The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress maintains responsibility for this program and its content. More information about this and other programs offered for continuing education credit is available on the NCTSN Learning Center at

Date published: 

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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