We believe in the spirit of improvement and best practices in refugee and immigrant service provision.
We offer freetraining and capacity building activities through the following workgroups: Please contact the appropriate person for more information.
I. Building refugee communities Strengthening leaders in the refugee community to understand and respond to emotional and mental health needs Task Force Contact: Erin Hantke, Heartland Health Outreach (firstname.lastname@example.org) Amy Dix, LCSW, Heartland Health Outreach (email@example.com)
II. Professional Development (Refugee and general service providers) For current refugee service providers: Training in evidence-based practices for refugee adults with mental health needs. Task Force Contact: Johannah Swank, LSW Heartland RICS, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Marie Sheback, Kovler Center, Email: email@example.com) For general service providers: Training in evidence-based practices for refugee youth with mental health needs (*Training schedule being prepared. Fees required. Contact Rebecca for more information) Task Force Contact: Rebecca Ford-Paz, PhD Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For general service providers: Training in evidence-based practices for refugee adults with mental health needs **Chicago is With You (CWY) Task Force Sub-committee and You Are Not Alone Initiative** Task Force Contact: Aimee Hilado, Ph.D., LCSW RefugeeOne, ILRMH and Northeastern Illinois University Email: email@example.com
III. Case consultation to all service providers working with refugees with mental health needs This group meets monthly and is designed to provide a space for those working with refugees and other people who have experienced forced migration to learn from one another and support one another. Task Force Contact: Amy Dix, LCSW International FACES Program at Heartland Alliance Email: firstname.lastname@example.org