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INFORMATION FOR

Programme 2019

Physical and Mental Health of Refugees: Supporting Families

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time
Title
Presenter
4:30-5:00 pm
Registration (and pick up dinner)
5:00 pm
Welcome
5:10 pm
Refugee Narratives
Jake Halpern, 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner, journalist and writer
5:50 pm
Break

6:00 pm
Refugee Children with Special Healthcare Needs: Challenges for the Child and Family
Tracy Lynch, MSN, RN, Pediatric Nurse Care Coordinator, Family Centered Services of CT
6:20 pm
Legal Assistance for Asylum Seekers and Other Vulnerable Immigrants
Ellen M. Messali, Esq, Staff Attorney, New Haven Legal Assistance Association
6:40 pm
Break

6:50 pm
Learning, Belonging, Citzenship: Library Services for Immigrants and Refugees
Homa Naficy, Executive Director of The American Place, Hartford Public Library
7:10 pm
Supporting Refugee and Asylum Seeker Families through Social Services
Christina Castellani, MA, Survivor Services Program Manager, Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI); Susan Schnitzer, BA, Director of Programs and Compliance, Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI)
7:30 pm
Break
7:40 pm
Panel Discussion: Supporting Women
Kristin Harris, CNM, Retired; Tanya Kimball Genn, Manager of Youth Services and Higher Education, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS); Fereshteh Ganjavi, Fopunder and Executive Director, Elena's Light; Kate Ezra, Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR)
8:30 pm
Closing Remarks