The Human Rights Clinic will be holding a training for new volunteers in New York City on Saturday, October 15.
We are seeking licensed physicians and mental health professionals (e.g., PhD, PsyD, LCSW) to join our national network of clinicians who provide evaluations for survivors of torture and human rights abuses. Join us in providing vital documentation for survivors’ applications for immigration relief! This training will specifically focus on providing evaluations for child and adolescent survivors, and is also designed to prepare clinicians to provide evaluations for adult survivors.
The training will provide clinicians with a background on unaccompanied migrant children (in particular the experience of those fleeing Central America); an understanding of the types of immigration relief available to children, adolescents and adults; prepare clinicians to evaluate and document the effects of abuse; offer guidance on writing effective affidavits; and train clinicians to conduct needs assessments and refer clients to culturally appropriate services in clients’ communities.
Given limited space, we ask that applicants have a sincere interest in joining our volunteer network following the training.