Working with Refugee Families
The SSPC Family Interest Group is proud to open the registration for a monthly webinar series on “Working with Refugee Families” led by Steven Wolin, Lucia De Haene, and Carlos Sluzki and organized around chapters from the recently published book by the same name, edited by De Haene L. and Rousseau, C., Cambridge University Press, 2020. Authors from selected chapters of the book will be interviewed by the webinar leaders.
Sessions will be held from 3-5 pm EDT on the 2nd Thursday of each month for 6 months beginning May 13, 2021, through November 11, 2021 (no session in August).
The webinar series is being offered free of charge and open to all SSPC members, and a limited number of non-members based on space available.
- Refugee family functioning
- Risk and protective factors during migration, positive coping, and post-migration growth
- Trauma and transgenerational trauma transmission
- Children – their needs, experiences, and mental health consequences
- Family conflicts and ruptured kinship ties during and post-migration.
- Changing identities in refugee families and acculturation to the host country
- Rebuilding trust and connections to the home family
- Family separation and reunification, including legal issues.
- The effectiveness of multifamily support groups in managing family adjustment.
- Advocating for refugee families in the school, at the court and with government agencies
Participants are required to obtain a copy of the book Working With Refugee Families: Trauma and Exile in Family Relationships, Edited by Lucia De Haene and Cecile Rousseau, Cambridge University Press, 2020. If the book is not available in your library, SSPC trainees can receive a complimentary eBook copy. Other registered participants can purchase an ebook at a publisher’s discount. . Participants will be expected to read two specific chapters of the book before each session when the author of those chapters will be interviewed by the course leaders, followed by Q&A with participants. A certificate of completion will be given to those who attend at least 5 sessions and write a one-page summary and evaluation of the webinar.
Please register by April 15th to obtain your copy of the book in time for the first class on May 13th.
Registration has reached full capacity and is now closed.
For any questions, please contact Steven Wolin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Steven Wolin, M.D. DLFAPA
Member of SSPC and past President 2012-2015, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University, and Director of family therapy training from 1980 -2009
Lucia de Haene, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences, University of Leuven
Carlos E. Sluzki, M.D.
Member of SSPC, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and Professor Emeritus of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University