Refugee and Immigrant Housing and Health Barriers
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About the Event
Refugee/Immigrant Housing and Health Barriers
Presented by Omar Bah, Refugee Dream Center
$35 2 Continuing Education Units
Many individuals within the refugee and immigrant community come from collectivist cultural backgrounds, and from traumatic experiences. This webinar will explore the refugee and immigrant population, and their lived realities in American communities. It will also explore the issue of housing and social barriers they experience especially in the urban communities, and how these are related to the health and economic success of these populations.
Level: All Levels
rack: Elderly/Disabled, Family & Youth Populations, Professional Development & Supervisory/Management
HUD Category: Cultural Competency (Additional Recommended Training Area)
Omar Bah is the Founder and Executive Director of the Refugee Dream Center. Bah is the winner of several awards, and is the author of the book, Africa’s Hell on Earth: The Ordeal of an African Journalist. He is a staunch advocate of refugee and immigrant rights. He currently teaches Global Mental Health both at William James College, and at the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. Omar is a trained master's level mental health counselor and is a final year doctoral candidate in Leadership Psychology with focus on neuropsychology of leadership. He has great interest in trauma and recovery. He is a member of the Global Advisory Board of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs of Brown University. He speaks English and 4 other Gambian languages.
NERSC Webinars supported by CHFA, VHFA, Maine Housing, MassHousing, Rhode Island Housing and New Hampshire Housing.