SWRCSD is pleased to be hosting a two-day workshop on the topic of:
Refugees and Trauma – Understanding and Supporting Resilience
presented by John Koop Harder in Lethbridge on June 5-6, 2017.
Refugee individuals and families carry with them vulnerability, potential post-traumatic stress as well as strengths and stories of resilience. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects individuals and families physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually. Impact and recovery from the migration experience will be examined through a neuro-psychological lens as well as a meaning-making lens to identify key areas helpers can focus their support. Participants will be given an opportunity to understand their own response as helpers to working with refugees and trauma so they are better equipped to enhance refugees’ capacities to recover, adapt and flourish in the next phase of their lives.
What is Trauma?
Types of Trauma and Community Impact
Definitions of Traumatic Impact
Trauma, the Body and the Brain
Nature’s Design for Human Survival
The Role of Memory in Trauma and Healing
Expected and Normal Impact of Refugee Experience
Supporting Recovery after Trauma
Role of the Helper
Post-Trauma Stress and Recovery
Overview of Treating Trauma over Time
Exercises for Emotional Regulation
Working with Boundaries
Points for Supporting Children
Signs of Health
Vicarious Trauma and Secondary Trauma
Additional Considerations of Impact and Coping for Refugees
Click here to register until May 31, 2017, seats are allocated to each SWRCSD partner.
More information about CTRI (Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute).