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Refugee Resettlement and Trauma: A Clarion Call for Mental Health Care Providers

  • UIW Student Engagement Center Ballroom 4301 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (map)

Mission: To begin a local network of mental health care support for refugee needs.
Objectives: Attendees will be able to
identify the various stressors associated with refugee settlement.
assess behavioral issues which might indicate PTSD or other mental health distress.
address behavioral issues with intervention and support strategies appropriate to the person’s developmental stage and cultural values, and the provider’s competencies.
network with other local providers and learn about local resources for refugees

12-12:10 pm: Registration and lunch

12:10-12:15 pm: Welcome and Introductions Dr. María Félix-Ortiz

12:15-12:30 pm: Interfaith Convocation Sr. Martha Ann Kirk

12:30-1:00 pm: Rwandan Women and Trauma Dr. Jen Osborne, St. Philip’s English

1:00-1:30 pm: Bhutanese Refugees in San Antonio Dr. Lopita Nath, UIW History

1:30-2:00 pm: Central American Refugees in San Antonio Pastor John Garland, Mennonite Church of San Antonio

2:00-2:30 pm: Table discussion (10 minutes) and questions for the presenters

2:30-3:00 pm: Trauma and Toxic Stress in Infants and Toddlers Dr. Kenneth Graves, BAMC

3:00-3:30 pm: Intervention and Support Strategies for Children and Families

3:30-4:00 pm: Mental Health Professional’s Role in Making A Case for Asylum Ms. Evelyn Martinez-Huron,
Director, Caritas Legal Services, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio

4:00-4:30 pm: Table discussion (10 minutes) and questions for the presenters

4:30-5:00 pm: Clarion Call: What next? Dr. María Félix-Ortiz

Lunch will be provide to the first 50 attendees.

Continuing Education Units (CEU) are not available.


Learn more here.

Earlier Event: September 23
Lights of Home
Later Event: September 28
Triumph of the Human Spirit