Please join us for After the Flight: Community-University Refugee & Migration Symposium hosted by AMSSA, MOSAIC, ISSofBC, Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST), the Vancouver Immigration Partnership, UBC Community Engagement, UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBC International Student Development, the UBC Graduate Student Migration Network, and the UBC Equity and Inclusion Office. Full details on symposium events between October 11 – October 19, 2017 can be found here<https://liu.arts.ubc.ca/event/flight-community-university-refugee-migration-symposium/>.
Panel: Community Approaches to Healing Trauma<https://liu.arts.ubc.ca/event/refugee-migration-symposium-panel-community-approaches-healing-trauma/
Date: Wednesday, October 18th
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Robson Square, UBC – HSBC Room. 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Free and open to the public. Please RSVP on EventBrite<https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/panel-community-approaches-to-healing-trauma-tickets-38064305362>.
Light refreshments provided
Trauma is a fundamental part of the refugee experience. Sometimes that trauma happens before individuals, families, and groups leave their homes; sometimes it happens during their journeys or in their often overly extended transitional homes; and sometimes the trauma occurs, or reoccurs when they arrive and begin the arduous process of settling in a new and foreign land. This panel recognizes the multiple forms that such trauma can take for different refugees and refugee claimants, and recognizes that healing from that trauma happens in different ways for those different individuals and groups. While the therapeutic process, working with counsellors, is fundamental, it is really a community that can provide the long-term support and healing that traumatized individuals settling in a new culture need.
Accordingly, this panel brings together a wide variety of perspectives and practitioners, and will engage the audience in learning about how different community organizations develop trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive activities and connections to complement the trauma-focused work they may be doing with therapists and in groups.
Panel Discussion led by Moderator Frank Cohn, Executive Director of the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (“VAST”) http://vast-vancouver.ca/>
Mariana Martinez Vieyra, VAST
Ali Hussein, ISSofBC
Alison Paul, Red Cross
Nancy Clark, Liu Institute for Global Issues Alumna/University of Victoria
Amea Wilbur, Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS),
Dr. Jennifer Mervyn, Doctors of BC
Film: Constance On the Edge: One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home?<https://liu.arts.ubc.ca/event/refugee-migration-symposium-film-screening-constance-edge/>
Date: Wednesday, October 18th
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The film is 80 min followed by the Q&A.
Venue: Pacific Cinematheque, Downtown Vancouver
Tickets: $9/students, $11/adults
Buy tickets here<https://cinematheque.ticketforce.com/orderticketsarea.asp?p=6246&a=1&src=default>. Tickets also available at the door. Open to the public.
After the panel join us for the Vancouver premier of Constance On the Edge: One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home? <http://www.thecinematheque.ca/framesofmind/constance-on-the-edge> with a post-screening discussion. The film highlights the important role communities play in encouraging a sense of belonging and enabling participation for everyone. This screening is part of After the Flight: A Community-University Refugee & Migration Symposium.
Post-screening discussion with Kirby Huminuik and Frank Kohn.
Kirby Huminuik, a Registered Clinical Counsellor, holds a Certificate in Global Mental Health from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and has long worked with refugees and survivors of torture and political violence. She is also a Liu Scholar alumna.
Frank Kohn has a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and is the Executive Director of the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST), B.C.’s largest centre for refugee mental health.
Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Sponsored by Frames of Mind, hosted by UBC Psychiatry and UBC Mental Health and the Vancouver Immigration Partnership, City of Vancouver.
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