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Only three weeks to go until Practical Skills for Working with Survivors of Torture and Trafficking
18th October 2012 at 111 Isledon Road, Finsbury Park, London
Following on from the success of ‘Torture, trafficking and the Right to Care’, this one day course will give those who have some experience and knowledge of working with survivors a chance to exercise and develop practical skills in the following areas:
- Applying DOH guidance on access to healthcare for foreign nationals who are also survivors
- Working with interpreters and advocates when treating survivors
- How to work with survivors without status to prevent them falling through the gaps
- Identifying indicators of torture and trafficking
- Asking about trauma relating to gross violations of human rights
- Looking after ourselves
‘I am like a glass: sometimes it is broken, and sometimes it is scratched.
The scratch will stay there for ever’
A survivor is among the patients at a Shoreditch GP surgery in this Guardian photo feature. Photograph by Michael von Gaffenreid
Only two weeks to go until Torture, Trafficking and the Right to Care 27th September!
Only five weeks to go until Practical Skills for Working with Survivors of Torture and Trafficking
Take a sneak peek at the programme for ’Torture, Trafficking and the Right to Care’:
Featured speaker, Dr Brian Fine of Freedom fromTorture
His report, ‘ThePrevalence of torture in the UK Population‘*estimates that
between 5 and 37 patients in an average 3 Doctor inner city GP surgery are survivors of torture.
Brian and Dr Gini Leggatt from Freedom from Torture will be leading sessions on the asylum and immigration system and its implications for healthcare workers treating survivors of torture, as well as leading discussions on approaches to working with torture in a clinical setting.
Sally Montier from Eaves Poppy Project will be talking about the health needs of trafficking victims and the challenges that victims face in accessing adequate healthcare and rehabilitation.
In 2011 2077 people in the UK were identified as being potential trafficking victims. Most do not have access to health services whilst under the control of their exploiters. In this video a Ghanaian woman tells her story.
Access to healthcare
Naomi Hartree, a volunteer doctor for Project London (Doctors of the World) will be running a workshop using DH guidance to health entitlements and real life scenarios to analyse issues of equal access to healthcare for survivors and vulnerable migrant communities.
This video explains the barriers that vulnerable people face in accessing healthcare.
NEW date for course: Torture, Trafficking and the Right to Care – 27th September
Booking form: Booking form Remedy Training 2012
Trauma and Migration Workshops
Do you work with refugees, asylum seekers or migrants?
Are some of your patients traumatised through extreme violence such as torture or rape?
Are you based within the NHS?
Working with trauma and migration can be frustrating, confusing and extremely rewarding. Our two hour workshops are designed to support GPs, nurses, mental health professionals and anyone working with trauma and migration within the NHS.
The workshops help you and your team to:
- Discuss the main challenges associated with working with traumatised asylum seekers, refugees and migrants
- Explore barriers to accessing rehabilitation services
- Understand how foreign national entitlement rules apply to traumatised refugees and migrants
- Propose ideas that will address these problems and barriers
- Connect to other sources of support, locally and nationally
We come to you, wherever you are in the UK.
Request a workshop for your team: