• Conflict Sensitivity and Trauma Response: Refugees & Migrants

  • 25 Noiembrie 10:00 - 14:00
  • Conflict Sensitivity and Trauma Response when working with Refugees and Migrants is a half day training and workshop for young professionals, those working with refugees and migrants, and students of international relations or related topics. Led by Claire Payne and Dana Blackburn, who have experience working with refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and across the African continent, this training will encompass both practical and theoretical knowledge vital for working with refugees in a conflict and culturally sensitive manner.

    There is a gap between the media representation of the refugee "crisis" and the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect as enshrined in international law. Lines of unsmiling brown faces, expressionless, dazed, crossing fields and rivers, with one destination - Europe- have dominated our media in recent years. Faces, but no names. No stories. No attempt to understand who these people are, what they are fleeing from, and what torture, both mental and physical, they have suffered. It is our responsibility to help make this transition a little easier once they reach our shores. This training will better equip participants to respond, to understand the different types of trauma, to know the various levels of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support interventions, and to be aware of good and bad practices. It will draw on the trainers' experience in Moria and Souda refugee camps, the particular vulnerability of young men often forgotten by the system and socially expected to be strong, and will discuss the concepts of empathy, trust-building, and Do No Harm.

    To participate, applicants must register by writing to training@patrir.r