External Asylum Events/Trainings

September 2021

North American Refugee Health Conference

September 9-11, 2021

The annual North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) is the largest interdisciplinary conference in the world. Its primary purpose is to promote the health of refugee populations during the continuum of their flight, migration, and resettlement by assembling multidisciplinary experts in research, education, advocacy and clinical practice.

Brown Human Rights Asylum Clinic-PHR Asylum Network 2021 Training 

September 11, 2021 

The Brown Human Rights Asylum Clinic (BHRAC), in partnership with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), invites you to our annual PHR Asylum Network Training on Saturday, September 11th, 2021. The training is open to clinicians at all levels of training, psychologists, LCSWs, LMHC's, and medical students.

The training will be led by expert PHR-trained clinicians and attorneys who specialize in immigration law, and will address:

  • Conducting psychological and physical forensic evaluations
  • Writing effective medicolegal affidavits
  • Understanding asylum law

You must complete this one-time training in order to volunteer through BHRAC. Upon completing this training, you will join the Physician for Human Rights national Asylum Network.

Los Angeles Human Rights Initiative (LAHRI) Forensic Evaluation Training

September 18, 2021 8:45AM - 2:45PM PST

Please join the Los Angeles Human Rights Initiative (LAHRI) on Saturday, September 18, 2021 for our annual forensic evaluation training. Training will once again be conducted virtually this year, so clinicians and students from non-UCLA institutions are welcome to join as well. Completion of this training is required to volunteer with LAHRI/OVMC. Eventbrite registration is required to reserve a spot in the training (attendance may be capped to prioritize LAHRI volunteers) and receive Zoom information.

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Migrating Harm to Children in Armed Conflicts

September 23, 2021 10AM EST

Each year, thousands of children are either killed or severely injured in armed conflicts around the world, according to the UN. Although concerns about general health care, schools, and the use of explosive weapons in populated areas have been examined, the protection of children often lacks practical solutions. This unique multidisciplinary session will focus on challenges and practical steps on how to strengthen the protection of children in such conflicts. These issues will be examined from a medical, legal and military policy perspective for interested professionals in these respective fields. A certificate of attendance will be issued to all those who attend. Recordings of talks will be available upon request.

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October 2021

SUNY Downstate Asylum Clinic Training

October 3, 2021 9AM - 3PM EST

Thank you for your interest in the SUNY Downstate Asylum Clinic Training on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 from 9 AM - 3 PM! Please complete this form below, as we will send you more information regarding the event closer to the date.


Check out our website for more information about our organization! 
Please note this training constitutes a lifetime certification. As such, if you have already completed this training, you do not need to attend again - however, you are welcome to come for all or part of the training to brush up your skills.

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Training available as needed

Forensic Psychological Evaluation for Asylum Seeking Immigrants: A Case Example (MASTER)

The following is a completely fictional depiction of a forensic psychological evaluation for an asylum-seeking immigrant. Actors were utilized in the creation of this product. Content Warning: this video contains some graphic and explicit content, including sexual assault, gun violence, and detainment, for which viewer discretion is advised. This video was produced and directed by Manuel A. Huerta, Persona/Anima Productions LLC. www.persona-anima.com

Credit: Thank you to Shawn Sidhu, MD, Olivia Shadid, MD, and Manuel Huerta for allowing to put this on our website. 

Follow along with mock evaluation form the team above created.