Webinar on Refugee Children and Families by PSOT's Dr. Kate Porterfield
The National Partnership for Community Training invites you to join us for a one hour webinar on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 2PM EST:
"Working Effectively with Traumatized Refugee Children and Families: A Case Example with Principles of Care" presented by Dr. Kate Porterfield of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture.REGISTER HERE
Dr. Porterfield will discuss the effects of war trauma and violence on refugee children and their families and how service providers can assess and intervene with these families.
This webinar will use a case presentation of a traumatized refugee family from Kosovo to illustrate basic principles of assessment and intervention for those who work directly with refugee families.
Key points to be addressed include:
Understanding the refugee family's response to trauma requires careful, thorough assessment of a number of variables.
Intervening with the traumatized refugee family requires community based and culturally competent service provision.
Intervening with the traumatized refugee family requires a strength and resilience-based focus.