Join the EB-ACA for our first-ever webinar!
We are pleased to announce an opportunity to earn CEs and connect virtually with counseling professionals across the globe.
International Refugee Crisis: An Endless Sky of Empathy Could Never Be Enough
Presented by: Dr. Alessandra Sax, L.M.S.W., Ed.D.
A Professor and Director of the Psychology Department Hellenic American College/Hellenic American University in Athens, Greece
Date and Time:
Friday, March 27th, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EDT (16:00 GMT +2)
Duration of Webinar:
*Participants can earn 1.5 CEs. Approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
EB-ACA Members: FREE
Non-members: $55 USD
Many of us may try to acknowledge or even understand the international refugee crisis that the world faces today and in particularly Europe, by listening to the news, reading news, or even volunteering where there is need within one’s country. But how can we ever truly understand the trials and tribulations that any refugee child, or adult endures while fleeing from their home countries under inhumane conditions? Trying crossing of the borders by foot and ship, separation from family members, loss of family members and personal belongings, loss of security and freedom to be an individual with certain rights in society are just a few of the many traumas refugees are facing.
Other than the psychological wounds manifesting from experiencing severe loss, many physical injuries, health issues, possible acts of violence, aggression, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, may also be realities for many refugees. If we as educators, counselors and mental health professionals are to genuinely give a helping hand and heart to these individuals, one must first be mindful and sensitive to the diversity of culture in regards to where one is coming from, one belongs and moving onto.
The webinar will aim to discuss appropriate multicultural interventions and examine the resources in Athens, Greece that are available/and or lacking, for the wave of impoverished individuals from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and many more; hoping for a different kind of life, with just a sliver of a peaceful sky.