Resettlement Sessions

Trauma-Informed Refugee Resettlement

During this session, we will discuss how welcoming communities must consider the impact that trauma has had on the lives of resettled refugees. We will explore trauma-informed considerations in refugee resettlement and how to act in a trauma-informed manner when volunteering. To aid in continued self-sufficiency, participants will leave the session with a resource list on the issues of trauma and trauma healing.

Following this session, participants will:
Understand types of trauma refugees may experience before and after arrival to the United States.
Understand trauma-informed practices to consider when volunteering.

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Mariam Zaidi, Program Specialist for Vulnerable Populations, Church World Service

Mariam completed her MSW at Rutgers University with a Management and Policy Specialization in 2020. She also had a focus studying Violence Against Women and Children. Mariam joined the CWS team as a Temporary Program Specialist for Vulnerable Populations in 2021 and most recently worked as a Program Associate for the Afghan Placement and Assistance Program. Mariam currently serves as the Program Specialist for Vulnerable Populations and serves as the point person for the Preferred Communities Program.

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