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ODVN - Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Survivors

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM
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Statewide Training Events
Registration is required
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In this engaging webinar, you will learn how to use trauma-informed approaches to assist immigrant and refugee families. Topics include the basics of immigration, the differences between legal and undocumented immigrants, and legal remedies. As an advocate, you will understand the importance of cultural humility and have the opportunity to improve the quality of the survivors’ lives. You will have access to resources that facilitate the integration of the immigrant and refugee survivors through education, training, and other supportive services. The training will conclude with a 30-minute panel discussion. ODVN Trainers: Amy Harcar, Family Care Manager at Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS) serving central Ohio; Kim Alabasi, Esq., Immigration Attorney serving Cuyahoga and Lake Counties; Samantha Salamon, Esq., Attorney for Asian Services in Action, Inc. (ASIA) serving Akron and Cleveland areas Moderator: Denise Kontras, RA, MA, ODVN Training Coordinator