PSYCHOSOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF MIGRATION AND ASYLUM
1 March-11 April 2017 (E07417)
Instructor: Dr. Nancy Baron
Migration, be it voluntary or forced (escaping wars, conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies), can have complicated consequences at the social and psychological levels of individuals concerned. After leaving the stability of home, country and culture, migrants are exiled into countries where they often feel alienated, isolated and struggle from discrimination and violations of their basic human rights. As a practitioner, humanitarian worker, policy maker or researcher, it is vital to understand the psychosocial consequences of migration.
This e-learning course introduces the psychosocial and mental health consequences of migration and the practical issues related to the provision of multidisciplinary culturally sensitive interventions. It will also address the issue of the stress experienced by humanitarian practitioners while working with affected populations.
Week 1. Overview of the psychosocial and mental health consequences of migration
Week 2. The Inter Agency Standing Committee Guidelines (IASC) for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for Emergency Settings and their implications for intervention
Week 3. Skills to assess problems, needs and resources
Week 4. Culturally and contextually sensitive interviewing skills and working with translators
Week 5. Introduction to individual, family and community interventions for populations living in camps and urban contexts
Week 6. Specific mechanisms workers and organisations can use to minimize staff burnout and maximise organisational effectiveness
This certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with students and instructor, quizzes, a writing assignment, and webinars over a six-week period. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer learning. The maximum number of course participants is 25. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation. It is also possible to audit the course.
Tuition fee for participants: US$ 495; tuition for auditors: US$ 195. Payments can be made online with major credit cards (Discover, MasterCard, Visa), PayPal and bank transfer (additional fee applies). Bulk rates are available. Payments are due upon registration.
For more more details and to register online: http://www.hrea.org/learn/elearning/psychosocial-consequences-migration/
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