Preparing Frontline Staff to Work with Immigrant and Refugee Populations

When: Friday, June 23rd from 1pm - 3pm
CEUs: 2.0 for RNs only

 

Intended for any frontline and healthcare workers who have direct contact with clients or the public, this training will provide an overview of the legal classifications and context of migration for arriving immigrants and refugees in the United States broadly and those arriving in Illinois specifically. It will include a discussion of the interpreter / cultural broker role along with strengths / challenges with both phone and in-person interpretation. Finally, the workshop examine strategies of engagement and common denominators of effective clinical practice with immigrants and refugees, with a focus on building resource networks and ongoing professional development.

To registerhttp://conta.cc/2qg7bXk



Trauma, Mental Health, and Healing: Preparing Clinicians to Work with Immigrant and Refugee Populations (BHS staff)

When: Friday, June 23rd from 8:15am - 12:15pm

CEUs: 4.0 for counseling, social work and RNs

 

Intended for behavioral health clinicians and anyone providing mental health care, this training will provide an overview of the legal classifications and context of migration for arriving immigrants and refugees in the United States broadly and those arriving in Illinois specifically. We will explore how mental health is defined across different cultural communities and the current trends in symptoms we are seeing in the field. This information provides the context for how we understand culturally-sensitive clinical practice with trauma-exposed immigrants and refugees, and allows for discussion around transnational integrative practice as an approach to aligning Western models of clinical treatment with non-Western populations. The workshop further examines mental health service delivery models, evidence-based approaches currently used in practice, and common themes in treatment including the role of interpreters/cultural brokers in the therapeutic process. Finally, the workshop examine strategies of engagement and common denominators of effective clinical practice with immigrants and refugees, with a focus on building resource networks and ongoing professional development.

To register: http://conta.cc/2qfXuI9

 

 

Motivational Interviewing - May 9, 8:30am - 4:30pm

The training uses an interactive, multimedia approach to understanding how to use motivational interviewing strategies. This class is being held at the DuPage County Health Department. 6.0 CEUs for nurses, counselors, and social workers. There is a $40 fee and additional $10 for CEUs payable by credit card (via E-Pay), after submitting registration, or by check. Payment is due before the class. To register click on the link below: 

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edxc85it7a788f81&llr=5zlvynlab