October, 2017 ~ Freiburg, Germany
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* This conference is programmatically linked with
the 6th Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma
held in Amman, Jordan immediately before.
A 3-day international working conference bringing together key stakeholders working with refugees to address:
- Immediate psycho-social treatment needs of refugees arriving traumatized by the war, violence, and exodus.
- Support needs of communities and societies receiving refugees.
- Sharing practical, culturally sensitive service approaches and lessons learned – what is working, what is not working, and what needs to be done.
- Formulating fact-based recommendations and guidelines endorsed by the full conference to provide public policy makers for increased effectiveness in responding to the multiple needs of refugees.
- Networking to promote an international and cross-cultural professional network of humanitarian organizations and groups addressing the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East for mutual support, shared learning, and cooperation.
- Launching a Bi-Regional Cross-Training project: a bi-regional response and collaboration between German and Jordanian mental health professional groups to improve the effectiveness of culturally adapted psycho-social treatment services to the refugee population in each country.
- Dynamics of trauma and displacement in the individual and community.
Common Bond Institute (CBI),
Michigan State University (MSU),
Friends of Asylum in Freiburg,
City of Freiburg Office for Migration and Integration, and
International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)