Annual Colloquium: The Psychological Impact of Displacement - Intervention, Research, and Policy Implications

Institute for Professional Development

The Institute for Professional Development (IPD) at Long Island University, Brooklyn announces its second annual colloquium The Psychological Impact of Displacement: Intervention, Research, and Policy Implications. This remote colloquium will be held on 17 May 2024, 1 - 3 p.m. EST.

The colloquium reflects recent findings on global forced displacement as released June 2023 in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Global Trends Report. The report discusses how the number of people who are forcibly displaced is the highest it’s been since World War II. The data also shows how the number of people who are forced to leave their homes, neighborhoods, and countries is rapidly increasing, from 108 million in 2022 to 110 million as of June 2023. Global conflict, climate issues, war, and economic problems are all factors that contribute to this crisis. 

The goal of IPD is to provide training and collaborative conversations for front line, medical, and mental health professionals in trauma-informed, multiculturally-responsive interventions. This colloquium will delve into the complexities of supporting individuals, families, and communities who have been forcibly displaced. Interventions, the status of research, and current public policies will be considered. The colloquium will launch with a keynote speaker followed by four simultaneous breakout groups.

Participants will register for the breakout group of their choice. A closing discussion will bring our online participant community together in a collaborative discussion that highlights key themes and learnings related to addressing the global forced displacement crisis.