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2019 Great Lakes Conference on Refugee Resilience and Integration

2019 Great Lakes Conference on Refugee Resilience and Integration

Start date:
11/14/2019-8:00 AM
End date:
11/15/2019-4:00 PM
Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

2019 Great Lakes Conference on Refugee Resilience and Integration

The Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland (RSC) proudly announces a call for presenters for its inaugural 2019 RSC Conference, Great Lakes Conference on Refugee Resilience and Integration: Promising Practices, Emerging Trends, in Cleveland, Ohio on November 14 and 15, 2019. This important conference will highlight and deepen the dialogue on critical issues in the United States refugee community and serve as a catalyst to move forward best practices, addressing, but not limited to, root causes of refugee displacement, challenges facing the integration of vulnerable refugee communities, and emerging solutions underway across
the nation. Specifically, the RSC is requesting presentation proposals for conference workshop sessions that will focus on topics such as:

  • Evidence based practices for improving refugee well-being, tools for measuring assessment, evaluation and outcomes
  • Strengths-based, trauma-informed, and group-based approaches to refugee wellness
  • Factors that further complicate resettlement: substance abuse, domestic violence, evolving gender roles, housing challenges, and intergenerational conflict
  • Parenting and children’s adjustment following resettlement, addressing acculturation gap and legal requirements
  • Cultural, racial and ethnic identity preservation and formation 
  • In school or after school programing for Pre-K through high school addressing acculturation and academic development for refugee students potentially including university prep options
  • Strategies that alleviate barriers to early employment sufficiency and/or sustainable employment including entrepreneurship programs.
  • We will also accept creative and engaging topics that do not fall within the topics listed above

The two-day conference will feature three plenary sessions including one with featured speaker Jason Stearns (Stearns is the author of Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa and is Senior Fellow and Director of the Congo Research Group at NYU’s Center for International Concerns). There will be fifteen to twenty workshops divided between morning and afternoon sessions on both days, with attendees having the opportunity to select and attend two to three sessions each day. Conference attendees (local, regional, and national) will be professionals in the fields of social service, healthcare, education,
housing, and workforce development. CEUs will be offered for this event.

Click this link for more information on the event and how to register.

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