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Working with Trauma Survivors

One of the challenges in detained asylum cases is working with a trauma survivor. The resources on this page provide techniques and guidance on how to effectively represent a trauma survivor, as well as how to recognize and handle secondary trauma.

60 Min.

Trauma-Informed Representation of Immigrant Survivors

Tahirih Justice Center
Practical guidance on how to build trust and work effectively with your traumatized client.

47 Min.

Secondary Trauma

American Immigration Lawyers Association
People who work closely with trauma survivors may experience “secondary trauma.” This podcast will help you to identify and handle signs of secondary trauma.
About Our Model Volunteer Advocacy Get Trained Join

The American Immigration Council warns non-citizens to guard against spoofing phone calls from ill-intended individuals seeking to create panic among our immigrant community. To learn more, please go to scam.immigrationcouncil.org.

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