This webinar builds on a previous broadcast “Trauma-Informed Care: Promoting Healing While Strengthening Survivors’ Immigration Case”, which introduced the process of immigration story writing intervention – a unique technique that couples (1) a trauma-focused writing exercise, shown to reduce the psychological impact of trauma exposure, with (2) a record of the survivor’s experience of domestic violence, sexual abuse, or other qualifying traumatic event that enhances the survivor’s evidence-based immigration relief application. All registrants should review Part I prior to the second broadcast. In this sequel, presenters will offer a tested and trauma sensitive tool, helpful resources, and effective strategies to facilitate the immigration story writing intervention. The focus will be on helping advocates obtain in-depth details from survivors, identify patterns of coercive control, and promote healing as they build stronger immigration relief applications.
Last in our series of seven webinars.
- PowerPoint Presentation for Training
- Materials for Trauma Informed Care
- Link to materials, slideshow, and other resources for the first part of this two-part webinar.
- [Recording] Trauma-Informed Care Part 1: Promoting Healing While Strengthening Survivors’ Immigration Case
- This is a video recording of part 1 of this two-part webinar. It took place on October 30, 2013 and runs 1 hour 28 minutes.
- Trauma Informed Structured Interview Questionnaires for Immigration Cases (SIQI)
- The following questionnaires are provided to facilitate the Trauma Informed Structured Interview, which is the second part of the Trauma Informed Immigration Story Writing Intervention Method.
- Advocate’s and Attorney’s Tool for Developing a Survivor’s Story: Trauma Informed Approach
- A survivor’s story is one of the key pieces of evidence submitted with VAWA, U, and T visa applications, which makes these victim based remedies different from many other immigration applications. This is an opportunity for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adjudicators to hear directly from the survivor, in her or his own voice. When reading the survivor’s story, the reader—ultimately, the DHS adjudicator—should be able to know and feel what the survivor felt after being subjected to abuse or crime victimization.
- Training for Advocates and Attorneys on Trauma-Informed Work with Immigrant Women
- This two-hour online training for advocates and attorneys working with immigrant crime victims will teach techniques (including physical body language communication) to facilitate information gathering from clients who are suffering the effects of trauma during the process of developing affidavits recounting the personal details of their ordeals. This video provides additional information to that provided in the webinar.