Session: Impact of and Responses to Violence among Refugees and Immigrants
4022.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Impact of and Responses to Violence among Refugees and Immigrants
Some immigrant populations have experienced elevated rates of victimization by torture, war trauma, domestic violence, as well as other forms of violence. Violence may impact the future physical, psychological, and social well-being of its survivors. This session examines the health consequences of violence for diverse refugee and immigrant populations, as well as individual and institutional strategies for coping with the health effects of violence.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to: 1) discuss the impact of violence on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of refugee and immigrant populations; 2) identify the mechanisms linking violence and subsequent health outcomes among violence survivors; 3) evaluate coping strategies and interventions that can reduce the consequences of violence on the health of its survivors.
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Moderator(s):Arlene Michaels Miller, PhD, RN
8:30 AMWelcoming Remarks
8:35 AMWithdrawn -- Impact of political violence on Latino immigrant primary care patients
David P. Eisenman, MD, MSHS, Lillian Gelberg, MD, MSPH, Honghu Liu, PhD, Martin F. Shapiro, MD PhD
8:50 AMTorture survivors in a primary care setting: Experience from a human rights clinic
Ramin G. Asgary, MD, MPH, Eva E. Metalios, MD, Lanny Smith, MD, DTMH, MPH
9:05 AMSomali and Oromo refugee women: Number of children as a risk factor
Cheryl Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, Linda Halcon, PHD, MPH, RN, Kay Savik, MS, Marline Spring, PhD, David Johnson, MD, MPH, James Butcher, PHD, Joseph Westermeyer, MD, MPH, PHD, James Jaranson, MD, MA, MPH
9:20 AMSocial Support Groups for I/R Domestic Violence Survivors
Kirsten Senturia, PhD, Michael S. Smyser, MPH, Sharyne Shiu-Thornton, PhD, Sandra Ciske, MN, RN, Marianne Sullivan, MPH, James W Krieger, MD, MPH
9:35 AMDiscussion
9:55 AMConcluding Remarks
Organized by:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Injury Control and Emergency Health Services; International Health; Latino Caucus; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus; Vietnam Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA