Refugee Issues

The ISTSS 32nd Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of professionals dedicated to trauma treatment, education, research and prevention. There will be several workshops, symposia and expert trainings on refugee issues.

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Wednesday, November 9, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Half Day Pre-Meeting Institute
Working with PTSD in Refugees and Asylum Seekers
(Young, Kerry, PhD)
Thursday, November 10, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Invited Panel
The Refugee Situation in the World: a Humanitarian Emergency
Moderator (Michael, Tanja, PhD)
(Essali, Adib, MD; Young, Kerry, PhD; Lindert, Jutta, PhD, MPH, MA; Liddell, Belinda, PhD; van Ommeren, Mark, PhD)
Thursday, November 10, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Case Study Presentation
Addressing Trauma and Attachment Loss in African Orphans: A Case Study of Community-based Caregiver Training
(Penney, Patrice, MSW, LCSW)
Saturday, November 12, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Refugees Paper Session
Epidemiology of Exposure to Trauma and Loss in Relation to Psychopathology for Internally Displaced Colombian Women
(Schultz, James, PhD)

The Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions in Young War-Traumatized Refugees – Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
(Nocon, Agnes, PhD, MSc)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy Intervention for Highly Traumatized Colombian Women “Victims of the Armed Conflict”
(Espinel, Zelde, MD, MA, MPH)

Elder Asylum Seekers and Refugees Seeking Treatment
(Piwowarczyk, Lin, MD, MPH)
Saturday, November 12, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Refugees/Terror Attacks Paper Session
Culturally Informed Community Based Strategies Addressing Mental Health Stigma among Somali Refugees Residing in Bokolmayo, Melkadida and Kobe Refugee Camps in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia
(Bezu, Tadu, BS, MS)

Relationship between Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, Self-perceived Mental Health Service Needs and Actual Utilization of Mental Health Services among Survivors of the Ut√łya Terrorist Attack
(Stene, Lise, MD, PhD)

Prevalence and Associated Factors to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Haitian Immigrants in South of Brazil
(Kristensen, Christian, PhD) 

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