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Trauma-Informed Care, Part 2:
The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Story Writing Intervention

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
2:00pm - 3:30pm (Eastern Time)

The webinar is free to all participants.

Presented by Legal Momentum, in partnership with the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project at American University, Washington College of Law, and CALCASA.

Workshop Description

This 90-minute webinar will be the last in a series of seven webinars designed to support Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), grantees working with immigrant survivors of violence.

This webinar builds on a previous broadcast “Trauma-Informed Care: Promoting Healing While Strengthening Survivors’ Immigration Case”, which introduced the process of immigration story writing intervention – a unique technique that couples (1) a trauma-focused writing exercise, shown to reduce the psychological impact of trauma exposure, with (2) a record of the survivor’s experience of domestic violence, sexual abuse, or other qualifying traumatic event that enhances the survivor’s evidence-based immigration relief application. In this sequel, presenters will offer a tested and trauma sensitive tool, helpful resources, and effective strategies to facilitate the immigration story writing intervention. The focus will be on helping advocates obtain in-depth details from survivors, identify patterns of coercive control, and promote healing as they build stronger immigration relief applications.

This is an interactive webinar in which attendees will be encouraged to participate and ask questions. Participants are encouraged to review previous webinars available at niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/reference/webinars/ for background and details about victim based immigration remedies.

The following speakers will present during the training:

Target Audience: This webinar is provided for grantees who receive funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), and their partners who work with or advocate for immigrant survivors.

Questions? Please contact contact Levi Wolberg at 202-274-4190 or at wolberg@wcl.american.edu.

This training is supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K002 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women.

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