Trauma Informed-Care for the Child-Teen Migrant webinar
Date: Nov 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST.
Join our experts in outlining trauma/mental health issues affecting immigrant children/teen and the effects that trauma causes on this vulnerable population. We will address how providers can use strengths-based approaches to build resilience and heal trauma in this population as well as explore how to utilize care coordination models to provide trauma‐informed care. Leave with tips for preventing re-traumatization in infants and toddlers, young children, school age children, and adolescents

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ILRC – Using the N-648 to Help Individuals with Disabilities Naturalize
Nov 21 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time

On February 12, 2019, new USCIS policy guidance went into effect regarding Form N-648, the Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions. Effective August 12, 2019, USCIS will only accept the new edition of Form N-648, dated 5/23/19. Form N-648 provides an opportunity for naturalization applicants who have a physical, developmental, or mental health disability to naturalize without meeting the English and/or civics requirements. In this webinar, we will review the criteria for the N-648 and discuss how medical providers can complete a successful N-648 for naturalization applicants. Register here.

Responding to the USCIS Fee Changes: How to Fight Back and Prepare Your Program for What’s Ahead
Nov. 21, 2019 | 2 p.m. ET

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released its proposal to adjust certain immigration benefit fees including naturalization, family-based petitions, adjustment of status and travel documents on Nov. 8, 2019. While the biennial fee review has been expected, the proposed changes include new fees for applicants for asylum and DACA, renewals that are garnering broad opposition. The rule also proposes to eliminate fee waivers for critical immigration benefits such as naturalization, citizenship certificates, etc. During this webinar, you will learn more about these proposals and their implications on vulnerable, low-income immigrants. You will also hear more about how CLINIC and other advocates are responding, how your program can join us in the fight and how to prepare your programs and communities for the changes ahead.

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Navigating Family-Based Asylum Claims after Matter of L-E-A
Nov. 22, 2019 | 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Counsel for Mr. L-E-A- will be joined by renowned Central America expert, Elizabeth Kennedy, to discuss family-based asylum claims after the attorney general’s decision. The trainers will discuss the substance of  the decision, as well as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services guidance on L-E-A-; review longstanding family-based asylum precedents; provide strategies on proving immutability and social distinction for family-based particular social groups; discuss trends following the attorney general’s decision; and share best practices in working with experts to meet the burden of proof in family-based cases.

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Refugee Resettlement Policy – Federal/State Efforts Follow Up Call
Join us for a webinar on Nov 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST.

Join us for a follow-up discussion on state and local refugee advocacy efforts. As many of the state 2020 legislative sessions will begin in a few weeks, we encourage you to remain informed and contact your respective Catholic Conference Director. We are looking forward to this discussion about the level of interest in advocacy for refugees and programs in your respective states.

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Vicarious Trauma and Burnout Risks ― Self-Care for Providers and Volunteers webinar
Date: Dec 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST.
Join us to raise awareness about the concept of a vicarious trauma in professionals supporting migrant families. This webinar is part of the series focusing on “Trauma Informed-Care” and how to manage the stress at the workplace. We will address important concepts such as vicarious resilience and ways to practice self-care to maintain health and to prevent and deal with illness.

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