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Trauma Informed Lawyering, Part III: Cultural Humility in Working with Traumatized Clients, and Practicing Self-Care and Avoiding Vicarious Trauma

United States

Event Description

Join HIAS and our partner, VECINA, in Part III of our series on trauma-informed lawyering, and best practices in competently and compassionately representing asylum seekers and other survivors. This session will focus on considerations that attorneys should keep in mind when working with traumatized clients, and how to maintain a sense of humility in this work.  We will also discuss how attorneys can be aware of and avoid vicarious/secondary trauma, and incorporate elements of self-care into their lives to balance emotionally taxing work of serving traumatized clients.

Our expert panel will feature: Dina Haynes, Professor of Law at New England Law, Boston, where she teaches immigration, refugee and asylum law, human trafficking, and constitutional law; and Dr. Laurie Cook Heffron, licensed social worker and Assistant Professor and the Social Work Program Director at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.  A recorded version of this training will be available on a later date.   

You must be registered to receive the webinar dial-in details. ​A recorded version of this training will be available on a later date.