Debra Stein, Ph.D., and Branka Agic, Ph.D.
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
Location: The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at 686 Bay Street, 3rd floor, Room 03.9320, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4.
This training is offered as a Webinar or as an in-class workshop.
Gain the key information and skills required to identify, assess and support the specific needs of refugees experiencing mental health problems.
Description: Refugees are vulnerable to mental health problems, though not all refugees experience them. The rates of mental health problems and illnesses vary considerably between and within different groups. These variations reflect differences in exposure to, and effects of, risk factors on specific refugee populations and groups within these populations. Refugees are less likely to seek mental health services than the general population. When they seek services, they tend to experience disparities in access and quality of care and health outcomes.
Spend a day with Dr. Stein and Dr. Agic and learn:
• The key determinants of refugee mental health.
• To Implement appropriate assessment for mental disorders.
• Outline key considerations when working with refugee children.
• Distinguish between mental distress and mental disorders.
• Discuss pathways to care.
• Identify main issues in treatment of refugees.