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4/19 in Houston, TX: PHR’s next Asylum Program Training – Register Now!

February 17, 2011

via Kelly Holz, Asylum Network Coordinator, Physicians for Human Rights

Saturday, April 9, 2011 9am-5pm

Institute for Spirituality and Health
8100 Greenbriar, #220
Houston, TX 77054

The American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP) has approved this training for 6.5 CME credits.

Register today!

Seasoned forensic evaluation experts Coleen Kivlahan, MD, MSPH and Joanne Ahola, MD will provide health professionals with the skills necessary to perform physical and psychological evaluations for survivors of human rights abuses. Asylum Program Director and immigration attorney Christy Fujio, JD, MA will de-mystify the asylum process and explain the critical role that health professionals play in aiding immigrant survivors of torture and other abuse as they seek humanitarian protection in the US.

Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network consists of over 400 health professionals throughout the country who offer pro bono psychological and physical evaluations to document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses for men, women and children fleeing persecution in their home countries. These evaluations are used in support of immigration applications so that survivors can start new lives in the US.

Qualified health professionals are invited to attend the training and join our network of volunteers across the country. Meet other health professionals dedicated to assisting survivors and learn how you, too, can join the effort!

Session highlights:

* Human rights, asylum law, and the role of health professionals in the immigration process;
* Detention of immigrants;
* Evaluating and documenting the physical and psychological sequelae of torture and other human rights abuses, including domestic violence;
* Effective affidavit writing and providing oral testimony in Immigration Court; and
* Working effectively with volunteer attorneys to help indigent immigrants.

Tuition for this unique, all-day seminar is $85 and includes lunch, coffee breaks, afternoon refreshments, and training materials. CME certificates will be provided at the end of the training day.

Registration will close when we have reached capacity for the event, so be sure to sign up now!

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