Ethical Imperatives: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Trauma (Webinar)

Aug 6, 2020 Closed Mental Health Nursing

Ethical Imperatives: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Trauma (Webinar)



Research indicates that immigrants and refugees experience disproportionately high rates of anxiety, depression, substance use, and other stress-related disorders. Immigrants and refugees also face a multitude of barriers to therapeutic services, including lack of culturally appropriate treatment and limited access to interpretation services.

During this workshop, Josh Hinson MSW, LCSW will focus on the immigrant and refugee experience in North Carolina and explore professional healthcare providers’ ethical obligation to participate in their care. He will draw from the NASW Code of Ethics, which includes language on providing quality services for all, honoring diversity, embracing multicultural approaches, and obtaining education to understand oppression with respect to ethnicity and immigration status. He will also provide information and resources on best practices for working with refugees in North Carolina.

This workshop includes 6.0 hours of Ethics Credit.

This presenter is being supported through a partnership between the UNC-CH School of Social Work and the NC AHEC Program.

Please note: At this time, this program is only offered virtually.

Group Registrations

Registering 5 or more participants with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.

fax 828.257.4768 | scan and email | mail MAHEC Registration, 121 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Group Rate Available

$135/person | Five or more from same agency, registering & paying at same time (add $15 to fee after 04/06/20)

*For full list of registration fees, please scroll to the bottom of this page or see the pdf brochure.

Target Audience

Mental health and substance use professionals (including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, pastoral counselors, and substance use counselors), as well as nurses and other interested medical staff


  • Explain how immigrants’ and refugees’ various legal statuses affect their access to healthcare services
  • Describe the Triple Trauma Paradigm and the impact of trauma on the health outcomes of immigrants and refugees
  • Examine and detail their organization’s readiness and capacity to provide culturally sensitive services to immigrants and refugees
  • Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based, trauma-informed mental health screening instruments for immigrants and refugees
  • Discuss ethical implications of organizational, local, state, and federal policies that limit immigrants’ and refugees’ access to healthcare services


  • Josh Hinson, MSW, LCSW


Brochure / Registration Form