Current Challenges in Refugee Care

A virtual CPD event from the Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees

  • Wed 6 Jul 22

    12:00 - 17:00

  • Online

  • Event speaker

    Professor Renos Papadopoulos, Dr Zibiah Loakthar and Dr Alison Swartz

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Prof Renos Papadopoulos

Join us for this virtual Day Event to address the enormous challenges that are facing all of us due to the current unprecedented increase of involuntary dislocation worldwide.

The current wars in Ukraine, Tigray, Yemen and many other places have been creating an unprecedented number of refugees that affect most countries in the world. Moreover, climate change, political and economic marginalisations add to the numbers of those who feel that in order to survive have no other option but to reluctantly abandon their home spaces and seek new lives elsewhere.  

People everywhere are inundated by media reports and images of the human distress and suffering of those who are involuntarily dislocated. At the same time, the compassionate response is equally extraordinary. We witness a remarkable increase of 'acts of kindness', selfless support of others,  and various forms of human generosity.  

The 'Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees' (CTAR) responding to these current challenges, offers its own contribution by organising this online public event, which is free, open to all, in the UK and internationally. The three principle CTAR staff (Professor Renos Papadopoulos, Dr Zibiah Alfred Loakthar, and Dr Alison Swartz) will address the current challenges from the perspective of their own specific expertise and will actively engage with the participants. The aim is to create a learning opportunity for all, in an interactive exchange. There is provision of plenty of time for the participants not only to ask questions but also to share their experiences, dilemmas and achievements.  

The event will be of benefit to all those who are concerned about these matters either as conscientious citizens, as active or intended helpers in any context or as workers in relevant organisations or services. A CPD certificate will be offered on request.    

The programme of the day is as follows 

• 12.00 – Professor Renos Papadopoulos: 'Key Challenges in Refugee Care now, and effective ways of addressing them’(followed by Q&A and sharing) 

• 13.30 – Dr Zibiah Loakthar : 'The use of Oral Testimonies in Refugee Care’(followed by Q&A and sharing) 

• 15.00 -  Dr Alison Swartz: 'Identity transformations in Refugee Care’(followed by Q&A and sharing) 

• 16.30 – Closing plenary: Interaction with all three speakers.

Register your place

Entry is free an open to all but please register your place.

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