Unspoken Human Rights Conference - Track One: Restoring Dignity-Healing from Trauma and Torture
SUNY IT, Student Center Building, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502
The National Partnership for Community Training comprised of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, and the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture will join Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees and the Utica, NY community for a training on working with survivors of torture and severe trauma. Utica is one of two communities who will be trained nationally in 2013 by NPCT. Studies indicate that an estimated one in five refugees entering the United States is a survivor of torture. The discussions will include the nature and prevalence of torture, as well as the most effective and promising practices used when working with survivors. Professionals working with refugees, asylees, other immigrants, human trafficking, and other survivors of trauma are welcome to attend.