Trauma informed care for survivors of gender based violence among Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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Lead Faculty:

Alexander Vu

To evaluate the effectiveness of an innovative, compassionate, community-based approach to identify, inform, and educate refugee survivors of violence/trauma and link them to medical, psychological and social referral services.  The intervention is a multi-level one that includes 1) provider/staff training; 2) universal education with screening for trauma and violence; 3) brief trauma-informed counseling with harm reduction, referrals to additional services, and safety planning; and 4) for refugees who do not disclose trauma or violence during the visit, offer of an information card on trauma/violence and wellbeing, with contact information for local and online resources. 


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