Mental Health service providers can play an important role in the successful adjudication of the asylum process for traumatized migrant population. Our involvement is multifaceted and exists in a context full of challenges. This two part measured impact webinar, entitled "Psychological Issues and Techniques in Navigating the Asylum Process" is designed to help mental health service providers navigate these complex issues.
Over the course of the two sessions, we will examine the central goals and areas of potential intervention in the asylum process.
This lesson introduces LEGAL SERVICES, PART 1 (24 minutes). There is no assessment at the end of this lesson. At the end of Legal Services, Part 2 there will be an Assessment that covers Parts 1 and 2.
At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:
Identify professional and community resources to meet the legal needs of clients, including pro bono legal organizations and networks.
Define refugee, asylum seeker, and asylee and describe the different benefits available for each immigration status.
Describe the main steps involved in the asylum process.
This e-consultation is the second part of a Measured Impact Webinar on Complex Care; it is part of the National Capacity Building project series of webinars. It was presented on October 20, 2017, and features Richard F. Mollica, MD, Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) and S. Megan Berthold PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor and Director of Field Education at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.
The discussion included an overview of the Virtual Patient as well as the five domains of the Complex Care Model.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a technical malfunction, we were unable to record this webinar. The PowerPoint file is attached below. The link to the simulated clinical interview is available by contacting NCB.
This measured impact webinar series introduces the culturally and evidence-based way complex care approaches can be adapted to the unique and special health care problems of torture survivors. In this webinar, complex care is defined and a model presented that encompasses five domains:
Group interventions can have a number of benefits for organizations providing services to survivors of torture and their clients, but can also present unique challenges. For many organizations the ability to extend their work with survivors of torture through community-based organizations may be a useful approach. Using a consultative model, this two-part webinar series will look at what SoT programs can do to create their own group interventions, as well as working effectively with community–based organizations to facilitate interventions in the larger community.
Service providers who work with survivors of torture and forced migration know that their clients face many challenges in navigating environments that feel unsafe and out of their control. Concerns about their safety and their family's safety may be associated with living in a high-crime neighborhood, where "there is nothing 'post' about PTSD"; with fearing the police or other people in uniforms due to their trauma triggers; or with concerns about what seems to be an increase in anti-immigration rhetoric and the larger and, for now unanswerable, concerns around immigration and deportation.
Bellevue Program Featured in Vice Article
HealTorture.com partner the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture was featured in a February 8 article by Serena Solomon.
If you're new to the field, we recommend giving Healing the Hurt a read. This short book is a great introduction to torture treatment, covering the multidisciplinary fields included as well as critical overarching themes.
SAMHSA’s Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress and Special Programs has compiled a Mental Health First Aid Kit. It is available on our Mental Health page.