Addressing Mental Health, PTSD, and Suicide in Refugee Communities

THe National Partnership for Community Training is pleased to present a webinar by the Clinical Supervisor of the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture, Kristin Towhill, LCSW.

Refugees face a broad range of challenges that can make them more susceptible to mental health difficulties, including PTSD, depression, and suicide. Awareness of Western medical-based diagnoses is fundamental, but providers must also be aware of the ways that distress is manifested or verbalized by their clients, and feel empowered to provide culturally appropriate treatment or referrals.

The objectives of this webinar are to:

1- Enhance the capabilities of providers in recognizing and meeting refugee mental health needs

2- Assist social service providers in responding to recent increases in suicide attempts in the refugee community

3- Present indicators, warning signs and prevalence of PTSD, depression, somaticization and suicidal ideation

4- Present evidence-based interventions for addressing PTSD, depression, somatiicization and suicide

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