Contextualizing trauma: An anti-oppressive approach for working with refugee youth

Presenter: Amy Soberano, MSW, RSW
Date: July 6, 2016

For refugee youth who have experienced trauma, treatment and recovery from a strengths-based perspective that fosters empowerment is encouraged.

In this webinar, Amy Soberano, MSW, RSW, Child and Youth Counsellor at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) will discuss how service providers can think about trauma in a more holistic way; one that engages youth in contextualizing trauma through their own social and political realities.

Learning objectives
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe ways that anti-oppressive approaches can be used to meaningfully engage refugee and immigrant youth
  • Explore strategies for supporting youth to express their narratives of trauma and migration from a position of greater empowerment.

Presenter biography
Amy Soberano is a Registered Social Worker and works as Child & Youth Settlement and Trauma Counselor at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture in downtown Toronto. In this capacity she works to support individuals, families, and communities who have been impacted by torture, war, and/or organized violence. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto, with a concentration in Social Justice and Diversity.