On Demand Professional Workshop Series: Lost in a New Land: Addressing Refugee Mental Health
This presentation was originally reviewed on December 22, 2021, and broadcast live online on December 17, from 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ET.
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The long-term impact of adverse health outcomes in refugee populations is a dominant problem in the United States. Each year, thousands of individuals fleeing persecution in their homelands come to the United States as refugees and asylum seekers. The combined impact of premigration, migration and post migration stressors including lack of access to services and continued challenges frequently exacerbate negative health outcomes for refugees, both psychological symptoms and physiological health concerns. These unaddressed health concerns are specifically harmful and result in increased morbidity, increased mental health concerns, decreased life expectancy and poor quality of life.
This oral presentation aims to discuss the challenges that refugees endure and ways to address their wellbeing within their current existence in the U.S. Achievement of wellbeing is argued as an integrative approach utilizing a multidisciplinary approach recognizing the varied experiences, ethnic and religious beliefs, and their identities both as individuals and as belonging to the community. This will help bring much needed attention to the development of specialized services for this population.
This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Discuss the pre-migration, migration and post migration journeys: socio-political impact.
- Recognize barriers to mental health care and wellbeing: enabling collaborative care.
- Describe some culturally competent and effective response strategies.
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About the speaker
Rupa M. Khetarpal, MA, MSW, LCSW is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University, School of Social Work. She has nearly two decades of practice experience with survivors of trauma, both domestic and international including Africa, South Asia, Middle East, Balkan, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Her clinical practice has included working with survivors of torture, human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual violence, and gender-based violence. She has also worked extensively on developing cross-cultural competencies within various systems in responding to trauma survivors in New Jersey. Rupa’s areas of research and practice include global gender-based violence, cross cultural identities, resilience in traumatized populations, refugee mental health, and fostering the development of future social workers through education and supervision. She currently manages the MSW Violence Against Women and Children Certificate Program (VAWC-CP) that offers specialized education through the Center on Violence Against Women and Children, Rutgers University. She maintains a private practice in Highland Park, New Jersey
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Rupa M. Khetarpal, MA, MSW, LCSW, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. She will not discuss any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, in this presentation.
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Professional Workshop Series: Lost in a New Land: Addressing Refugee Mental Health
Rupa M. Khetarpal, MA, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Coordinator-VAWC Certificate Program
Center on Violence Against Women and Children
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ
Originally reviewed December 22, 2021.
Originally broadcast live December 17 2021, from 9:00 am - 12:15 pm ET
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