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Programme 2019

Physical and Mental Health of Refugees: Supporting Families

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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

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

6:50 pm
Learning, Belonging, Citizenship: 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
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