M I G R A N T  S E R V I C E  P R O V I D E R

Continuining Education Curriculum

Upcoming Trainings

The Ulysses Syndrome
Caring for Immigrants Experiencing Extreme Migratory Mourning

This workshop aims to equip migrant-serving professionals with knowledge on extreme migratory mourning and the ways in which this condition distinguishes itself from commonly diagnosed mental health conditions. The workshop will be led by Dr. Joseba Achetogui, a leading expert on the Ulysses Syndrome, who will review the seven forms of migratory mourning, how it can manifest across three distinct phases, and on the use of screening tools designed to assess community members for extreme migratory mourning.

This continuing education event will take place on April 15th in English and April 17th in Spanish from 10:00am-12:00pm ET. 

Archived Trainings

Healing Us: Worker Wellness for Migrant-Serving Organizations

During this two-part workshop, Dr. Tabitha Mpamira equips immigrant-focused workers with knowledge and practical skills to cultivate healing, resilience, and care for themselves and for their communities. Viewers learn about the neurobiology of stress and vicarious trauma and use tracking as a tool to identify internal states and create a sense of agency and self-empowerment. 

This two-part continuing education event was recorded on October 23rd and October 27th from 10:00-11:30 AM ET. 

The Principles of Cultural Humility & Responsiveness

Cultural humility does not assume an end point but a commitment to life-long learning. This workshop led by Dr. Veronica Keiffer-Lewis introduces participants to the core philosophy of cultural humility, the four core principles, as well as the founders and historical roots. Available in English and Spanish.

This event was recorded on September 26, 2023 from 12:00-3:00 pm EST

Providing Trauma-Informed Care for Asylum-Seeking Families

With case examples throughout the presentation, Brenda Punsky helps viewers understand the different stages of the migration experience of UIC and asylum-seeking family units, as well as their specific needs (including legal, medical, mental health, and concrete). Available in English and Spanish.

This event was recorded on May 25 and June 2, 2023 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm EST