A General Overview Trauma and Compassion Informed Cares for the Refugees

With Dr. Omar Reda, board-certified psychiatrist, Harvard-trained trauma expert and part of the team at Providence Health System.

All the benefits are destined to UNHCR ACNUR

the UN Refugee Agency



90 minute training +
30 minutes of Q&A (pre-recorded)

Start anytime! You will have access to the material for FOUR months from the time of purchase.

Location: Virtual Camp

All the benefits are destined to UNHCR ACNUR, the UN Refugee Agency

Instructor: Dr. Omar Reda

Omar Reda, your workshop instructor, is a board-certified psychiatrist and Harvard-trained trauma expert, the author of many books including Untangled and The Wounded Healer.

Course description:

This 90-minute course (+ 30 minutes of pre-recorded Q&A) is designed to cover the principles of working with refugees and how humanitarian workers can listen to stories of pain and care for trauma survivors without forgetting themselves in the process. This trauma-informed talk will offer hands-on practical tips on how to help refugees cope with, and heal from, their traumatic journeys.


1. Trauma-Informed Care

What is trauma? What makes an event traumatic? Acute and chronic stress, toxic stress, post-traumatic stress disorder The Impact of trauma on the psyche of survivors Core beliefs shattered Boundaries crossed Trauma turns people voiceless

2.Working with Refugees

Culture matters Language matters We are all refugees Traumatic adaptations and responding to hate

3.What can we all do when working with trauma survivors?

You don’t have to be a therapist to be therapeutic Recognize common signs and symptoms and know when to refer The language of the human heart needs no translation

4.Listening to the Trauma Story

Not everybody is ready to tell it Not everyone is able to hear it

5.Trauma and Family Dynamics

Families and trauma TWorking with traumatized children and their caregivers Helping children express and manage emotions, challenge negative thoughts, and problem-solve Feeling safe boosts self-confidence Building a support system Empowering, never underestimating the power of words Every child should be given the chance to meet their full potential

6.The Wounded Healer (Caring for the Caregiver)

Harnessing Resilience Self-care What is compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout? The importance of self-care (why and how, without guilt)

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