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Asylum Training, April 1, 2017

Date:
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Tulane University School of Social Work
127 Elk Place
Room 343
New Orleans, LA 70112
United States

Physicians for Human Rights Is Offering a Fall Continuing Education Training
In partnership with Tulane University School of Social Work

Introduction to Forensic Documentation of Trauma:
Evaluating Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Ill Treatment

Physical and psychological evaluations can help survivors fleeing persecution rebuild their lives safely in the United States. This training will provide an opportunity for health professionals to learn from experienced psychologists, physicians, and legal experts about the skills necessary to document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses. Physicians, Psychologists, Licensed Graduate/Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Graduate/Clinical Professional Counselors are welcome to attend. Applications for Elective CME/CEU Credits from the AAFP and NASW will be filed.

Training Highlights:

  • Human rights law, immigration law, and the importance of health professionals and forensic documentation in the immigration process
  • Physical and psychological evidence of torture and other human rights abuses
  • Effective medical‐legal documentation, including affidavit writing and oral testimony
  • Best practices for collaboration between health professionals and attorneys

For more information, please contact asylum@phrusa.org.