16 February 2009

International Humanitarian Conference

Webster University will host its 14th International Humanitarian Conference, 26-27 February 2009. The theme is "The Psychological Impact of Humanitarian Crises on Humanitarian Actors, on Refugees and Other Victims." Six sessions will focus variously on "The Foundations, Ethics and Practice of 'Humanitarian Psychology'"; "The Psychological Vulnerability of Individuals and Communities at Risk"; and, "'Helping the helpers' – psychological care for humanitarian workers."

Conference papers are published in issues of Refugee Survey Quarterly. See, e.g., RSQ 26(4), 25(4) and 24(4).

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3 comments:

Tom McElligott said...

Thanks for making this announcement! I'm working as a marketing/fundraiser volunteer for Loyola University of Chicago's divinity school. We want to get sufficient donor support to send Catholic clergy to the Rome Campus to receive pastoral psychotherapy graduate training. The need is so vast, I could only imagine the psychological impact on refuge, war, terror, poverty, grief from death, etc. and how this is impacting people. Thank you so much! Can you recommend any website to help keep track of this conference? Will you be reporting on it?

EEM said...

Unfortunately, I won't be attending the humanitarian conference in Geneva. However, Webster Univ. students are providing summaries of the sessions at http://www.webster.ch/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=637&Itemid=526. And eventually, the presented papers will appear in the Refugee Survey Quarterly. In the interim, you can find other mental health information resources in my research guide at http://forcedmigrationguide.pbwiki.com/Category:+Psychology+and+Mental+Health.

Tom McElligott said...

Thank you so much for sharing these very valuable resource, as they'll certainly help with raising funds. I'll share it with my program director - I'm sure he'll be interested in all this established literature. It's a very sad state of affairs that so many people suffer through all this trauma. Peace.