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Psychological perspectives on the experiences of vulnerable migrants
October 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFREE but booking is essential
This event provides an opportunity to discuss the psychological issues affecting vulnerable migrants in various aspects of their lives.
It will explore the impact of cultural and language barriers as well as the effect of migration and their journey to the UK.
From when they are children in education to adults needing meaningful employment, psychologists can provide specialized support to help them adapt to their new home and address the trauma they experienced in the old and while on their way here.
Leading panel members Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes and Professor William Yule were both part of a project to improve psychologists’ knowledge and skills when assisting refugee, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants, Their work considers the human rights abuses faced in their places of origins, trafficking and other threats to their safety.
The panel will also be joined by Professor Rachel Tribe and Dr Ann Douglas
This event will be chaired by a Don Phillips, Chair of the York City of Sanctuary, who aim to provide advice and support to asylum seekers in need.