Trauma and the Refugee Patient: Barriers and Strategies for Care


At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the impacts of trauma on memory and the brain
  2. Identify ways you can facilitate emotional safety among refugees.
  3. Describe the three principles of recovery from trauma.
  4. Explain the what, why and how of working with community organizations serving refugees

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Are you Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin? * (One or more categories may be selected)
What is your race? * (One or more categories may be selected)

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Presenter 1
Katherine Porterfield, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture Clinical Instructor, NYU School of Medicine

Presenter 2
James Sutton, PA-C, Director, Community Medicine, Rochester Regional Health Chair, North American Refugee Healthcare Conference Executive Director, Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers

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