Talk About Trauma? Here's Advice
If you've been perplexed about whether it's helpful to discuss past traumatic events with refugees and immigrants, you can can get answers at the December meeting of the Metro Refugee Health Task Force. Sue Johnston, LICSW, will explain the risks when untrained medical staff delve into patients' traumatic life events. Johnston's presentation will include:
During the second half of the meeting, participants will work through case examples using a trauma-informed approach. The training will conclude with a discussion, including time for questions.
This session is recommended for professionals who are not trained therapists and who work with clients who have experienced trauma.
The Tuesday, December 2 meeting runs from 9-11 am at the TIES Event Center, 1644 Larpenteur Ave W, Falcon Heights. Free parking is available off Larpenteur Ave. west of the building. Find a map here.
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