Behavioral Health Models of Care for Immigrants and Refugees: Trauma Informed and Culturally Competent Interventions

Pittsburgh, PA US
July 17, 2019

The 2nd Annual Immigrant and Refugee Health Conference will focus on the subject of Behavioral Health as part of the discussion we introduced last year on Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).  The Conference will present an opportunity to educate participants on some of the behavioral health challenges refugees and immigrants face.  The conference seeks to provide critical understanding and practical knowledge that can be used to enrich providers’ competency and skills.  Studies  have shown that immigrants and refugees have an increased prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental and psychological disorders due to traumatic migration and asylum seeking experience.  The conference will discuss best practice care models that providers can learn from.  We will invite local and national experts, and stakeholders to discuss their experiences in dealing with or providing care to immigrants and refugees suffering from mental health disorders. Experts will also share how to improve provision of care to refugee and immigrant patients.  The conference will use PowerPoint presentations, Speakers, Panel Discussion focusing on targeted subtopics such as trauma informed care, cultural issues, substance use, stigma, PTSD, issues related to children/youth, postpartum depression…and more.

Target Audience

This conference is intended for medical providers, physicians, social workers, case workers, nurses/RNs, healthcare providers, human services providers, and community members. 

Learning Objectives

1.    Identify how to understand mental health issues in the immigrant community and how to provide culturally competent care.
2.    Develop new Behavioral Health interventions of care specific to immigrant patients.
3.    Develop care plans that take cultural aspects into consideration when treating immigrants suffering from mental health.
4.    Identify existing Behavioral Health resources and providers that are specialized in treating immigrant patients.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.50 APA
  • 7.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/17/2019 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/17/2019 - 5:00pm EDT
Magovern Auditorium, Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
United States

Please park in James Street Garage for reduced rate parking of $5.00

Course Director

Annette M. Fetchko, MHA, RN

Service Line Director
Center for Inclusion Health Medicine Institute 
Allegheny Health Network  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians. 

 Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.50 APA
  • 7.50 Attendance


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