Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Exploring Refugee Mental Health Screening in your Organization

Exploring Refugee Mental Health Screening in your Organization RHS-15 Refugee Mental Health Screening Tool workshop for mental health professionals and refugee case workers.

November 14th, 9 a.m. to 1p.m.
Holiday Inn Patriot

3032 Richmond Road,
Williamsburg, VA 23185

This FREE ½ day workshop will present the RHS-15 as an assessment tool to assist staff in the early identification of refugee emotional distress and identify individuals who may benefit from a referral to community mental health program and (ii) begin the identification of the infrastructure needed for such a tool to be useful.

This workshop is only open to individuals working in mental health and refugee resettlement organizations. Space is limited.

Workshop Goals

• Review the RHS-15 tool and strategies for how to operationalize it in your organization.

• Describe the process and approach taken in integrating the RHS-15 in King County, WA

• Analyze various issues to consider before adopting the RHS-15 in your community

• Discuss the challenges and successes with integrating mental health into resettlement

More on this tool can be found here

• http://www.refugeehealthta.org/webinars/mental-health-screening-and-care/tools-and-strategies-for-refugee-mental-health-screening-introducing-the-rhs-15-2/

• http://www.refugeehealthta.org/files/2012/09/RHS15_Packet_PathwaysToWellness.pdf

About the Presenter

Beth Farmer, M.S.W., is the Project Director for the Pathways to Wellness project, a project designed to offer early intervention and support to refugees with depression, anxiety and traumatic stress disorders. She is also the Director of International Counseling and Community Services, a licensed mental health program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest that primarily serves refugees. She has spent over two decades as a social worker, primarily in the fields of women’s health and multicultural issues.

*We understand that the start time may make travel difficult for staff coming long distances. As this is the only session being held, requests for hotel scholarships will be considered. Contact Cecily.Rodriguez@dbhds.virginia.gov BEFORE YOU REGISTER for more information.

Register at http://tinyurl.com/8ouszdc

Sponsored by The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

Made possible by a grant from The Virginia Department of Social Services- Office of Newcomer Services.

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