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Event date: 7/22/2022 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Export event
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Utilization of Group Psychosocial Support to Increase Transnational Caregiver Wellbeing

In Partnership with NASW-IL

Utilization of Group Psychosocial Support to Increase Transnational Caregiver Wellbeing
Date: Friday, July 22nd, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM CT
Speakers: Emily Ledesma, LCSW; Martine SongaSonga, MA LPC, NCC; and Rihab Yako, MSW, MAPS
CEUs: 3 Cultural Competency
Description: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) currently faces a backlog of over 370,000 asylum cases to be processed. Other asylum seekers are subject to a “last-in-first-out-policy,” meaning those whose cases have been pending for some time may wait for several more years for their case decision. Transnational families may experience family separation for many years as a result. While research documents the negative impact of family separation on transnational families’ wellbeing, there is scant evidence about effective mental health interventions for this population. In response, the Marjorie Kovler Center Family Program (MKC-FP) designed a six-week, psychosocial support group. The target population is caregivers separated from their children and other immediate family. The program aims to increase social support and caregiver wellbeing while simultaneously fostering connection to family members in their home country.
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