This is a recording of the Session 2 panel in the Rising Practices & Policies in the Workforce series, entitled, “Mitigating Distress and Maximizing Supports for Refugees from War.” The panel discussion brought together speakers from across our region and the nation who have lived experience with the impact of war. These mental health and school mental health providers share strategies for working with individuals who have survived wars and navigated the ensuing primary, secondary, and vicarious traumas that resulted from this experience. The virtual panel sought to address this aspect of the recent war in Ukraine, and how it heightens the need for mental health and school mental health systems, services, and supportive providers to grow collective knowledge and skills in responding sensitively to clients and students who are refugees from current and previous wars.
View the recording and hear presentations and a Q&A featuring four leaders in the school and mental health workforce: Natasha Bogopolskaya, Jose Patiño, Stephanie Noriega and Dr. Sharon A. Hoover."