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The ISHHR Secretariat is particularly keen to receive contributions of psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors and other support workers, medical doctors, researchers, advocates, journalists, students and other individuals working in the field of refugee support, civil society and community development to submit an abstract for this year’s Conference.

The capacity building workshops will focus on:

  • Creative therapies in trauma healing
  • Neurofeedback and biofeedback therapies
  • Providing services to women (mothers, older women and vulnerable women)
  • Prevention of secondary traumatization and burn out among service providers; identification and awareness of risk factors, and implementing supervision and reporting systems
  • Providing services to returnees from the EU, many of whom are Roma; with special emphasis on children belonging to returnee families
  • Providing culturally-appropriate integration programs; specifically, providing education to refugee or migrant children and support to adult refugees and migrants to access the labour market
  • Addressing migrant health issues in order to manage public health concerns; e.g. risk of spread of TB, malaria, scabies, lice, etc.
  • Addressing the needs of often overlooked groups; particularly single males

The international conference themes are:

  • The impact of the refugee experience on the physical and mental health of the individual and the community
  • Providing services to unregistered people; aligning the efforts of civil society and local authorities to provide assistance
  • Ethical dilemmas in providing mental health care to asylum seekers
  • The impact of radicalisation in the West on community perceptions of refugees

The ISHHR Secretariat is looking for abstracts that relate to the aforementioned themes. Once received, abstracts will be reviewed by ISHHR’s Scientific Committee members who will select the papers most appropriate for the event. If selected, you will be invited to present your work at the event, or have your work published in conference material.

ISHHR will be offering partial financial sponsorship of select participants; in order to be eligible for this sponsorship, one must submit an abstract for consideration.

Submission instructions: 

Abstracts should be up to 200 words in length.

Abstracts should clearly indicate up to two of the aforementioned themes the abstract relates to.

The Call for Abstracts will close on the 31st March 2017.