Refugee Resettlement: Implications for Mental Health Services

Friday, February 22, 2019
8:15 am4:00 pm
Southeast Community College Continuing Education Center, 301 S 68th St Place

This training is also offered via video-conference to Norfolk, NE.

The way a person understands health and sickness is deeply rooted and influenced by their culture. Understanding where refugees come from, both geographically and culturally, is critical to providing effective services. Resettled refugees come from cultures in which indigenous psychology may differ greatly from what providers are accustomed to in the United States.  As a result, services may not address the mental health needs of refugees in an effective way despite best intentions.  This training aims to bridge that divide. 

At the end of this training, participants will:
Understand the refugee resettlement process and the impact of trauma pre-flight, flight, and post-flight.
Discuss varying cultural concepts of mental health and how to adjust treatment plans effectively.
Identify resources and strategies to effectively meet the unique mental health needs of local refugee communities.

Alana Schriver, MPH
Refugee Specialist at Omaha Public Schools
Dr. Betty Kola, Ph.D., CPC, LIMHP
Clinical Director at Buoyant Family Services Counseling and Consulting LLC

This program may also meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for certified social workers, certified master social workers, or licensed mental health practitioners for 6 contact hours. Other healthcare professionals may use their certificate of attendance to claim continuing education hours through their certifying body.

To register for the training please use the registration form link below.