Coming to Terms with Torture: National Trauma-Informed Care Project

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The CCVT Youth Ambassador Program is well under way and the youth would like to open the conversation to the community!

The Youth Ambassador Program consists of leadership, public speaking and professional skills training. In conjunction with trainings, the youth also have the opportunity to present on a topic they are passionate about. Please join us for our second presentation of the program on, Resiliency. The CCVT Youth Ambassador Program is supported by Penny Appeal Canada.

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Annual Certificate Course

“Torture, Trauma, Psychosocial Impact and Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of War and Torture Survivors”

This course comprises a series of tailored individual seminars addressing key aspects of refugee mental health.  Each seminar is a realistic and up-to-date appraisal of the topic, which will include resources for the attendee where possible.  Each topic will be addressed across the life course (from childhood to later life) and incorporate understandings and information about best approaches with special need groups. Participants who successfully complete a minimum of six seminar sessions will receive a Certificate. 

After completing this course the participants will be able to:

I. Outline the key determinants of refugee mental health.

II. Discuss the impact of pre- and post-migration experiences on refugee mental health.

III. Describe the effects of politically organized collective violence, war, intimidation and targeted individual violence on survivors and their families and communities.

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