Register for Switchboard Webinars January 15th and 29th

 

 

Trauma-Informed Care: Movement Towards Practice
Wednesday, January 15, 1:00-2:15PM ET

What will this webinar cover?
Refugee service providers work with individuals and families who have experienced significant trauma. This webinar will give you key insights on defining trauma-informed care within the refugee context and adopting trauma-informed practices on the individual and organizational levels. 

Is this webinar for me?
This introductory webinar is aimed at refugee service providers delivering programs that support refugees in their adjustment and integration. It is applicable to those who provide case management services and clinical support and to those considering adding more trauma-informed programming to their current array of services. 

Why should I attend?
After attending this 75-minute session, you will be able to:  

  • Define trauma awareness and recognize it through practical examples;
  • Describe principles of trauma-informed care in practice; 
  • Name at least two strategies (individual and agency-based) that nurture trauma- informed programming; and
  • Discuss the role of cultural considerations in trauma-informed care.

 

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Preventing Crises in Resettlement: De-escalation with a Trauma Awareness
Wednesday, January 29, 1:00-2:15PM ET

What will this webinar cover?
Because of past trauma and current stresses, clients can sometimes display significant emotions and behaviors that may be challenging to support. Trauma-informed case planning can help prevent these situations, while de-escalation can help successfully manage them. This webinar will give you key insight, skills, and strategies for these challenging situations. 

Is this webinar for me?
This webinar is aimed at refugee service providers with a basic knowledge of trauma-informed care who are looking to learn more about preventing crises and resolving issues that have become escalated. It is applicable to those who provide case management services, clinical support, or similar services.

Why should I attend?
After attending this 75-minute session, you will be able to:  

  • Describe prevention skills that can be used in case management;
  • Name at least two techniques you can use to de-escalate situations; and
  • Share case management practices that are holistic and trauma-informed.

 

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Webinar Facilitators           

Beth Farmeris a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over three decades of experience working with marginalized and vulnerable populations, including over a decade of experience in the field of refugee mental health. She has helped design and deliver holistic integrated programming to survivors of torture, asylum seekers, returning prisoners of war, and unaccompanied refugee minors. Beth currently serves as IRC’s Senior Technical Advisor: Safety, Education and Wellness within the Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration unit.         

Sasha Verbillis-Kolpis a consultant, clinical social worker, cultural anthropologist, evaluator, and teacher. She’s worked in refugee programs, trauma and torture treatment, human trafficking, child welfare, international human rights, immigration, and social services. Recently, she was an evaluation manager for an internationally recognized refugee mental health project, where she helped field test a culturally validated mental health instrument for refugees experiencing emotional distress and trauma.        

 

Date published: 

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

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