Skills to Support Newcomers in Crisis: A step-by-step guide for helpers

Welcoming Afghan newcomers requires volunteers and other helpers to build trusting relationships with the individuals and families they support. But what is your role as a helper when a newcomer is experiencing a crisis?

This workshop will offer learners a step-by-step guide to support Afghan newcomers as they plan and problem-solve their way out of a crisis. This workshop is recommended for volunteers, community leaders, professional helpers, and others committed to fostering a welcoming environment for Afghan newcomers.

This training will be facilitated by Joan Hodges-Wu, MA, MSW, LGSW. A social worker by profession and a torture treatment specialist by training, Joan has dedicated her career to serving low-income, English limited, vulnerable immigrant populations. Joan is a nationally recognized torture treatment subject matter expert, a regular advisor to the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), and the lead author of the Survivor of Torture Psychosocial Well-being Index. Joan founded AsylumWorks in 2016. She holds a Masters in Refugee Care from the University of Essex in England and a Masters in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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Mar 07 2023


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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