Minnesota Refugee Health Provider Guide

Mental Health

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Provider guide: chapter ten
Minnesota Refugee Mental Health Screening Component: Pilot
Appendices
Resources

Provider guide: chapter ten

  • Refugee Mental Health (PDF)
    Although the Minnesota Initial Refugee Health Assessment form does not have a mental health component, it is critical that mental health issues be addressed in the screening process.
Minnesota Refugee Mental Health Screening Component: Pilot
To fully participate in the pilot training, go to each link in the order listed below. After completing the post-training assessment you will be directed to an evaluation and upon completion of those items you will receive a certificate of participation.

Training Webinar 1: Minnesota refugee mental health screening: The measure (recorded July 15, 2015)

  1. Refugee Mental Health Screening Webinar 1 Pre-Training Assessment
  2. Refugee Mental Health Webinar
    Streaming training (may not work on all browsers or computers). Use the link below if you have difficulties.
    WebEx Recorded Sessions
    If the streaming training does not work properly on your computer, try this one instead. Click on "Recorded Sessions" in the left hand toolbar to find the training.
  3. Q&A Summary (PDF)
  4. Refugee Mental Health Screening slideset (PDF)
  5. Refugee Mental Health Screening Webinar 1 Post-Training Assessment

Training Webinar 2: Building trust and a working relationship (recorded Sept 16, 2015)

  1. Refugee Mental Health Screening Webinar 2 Pre-Training Assessment
  2. Refugee Mental Health: Building Trust and a Working Relationship
    Streaming training (may not work on all browsers or computers). Use the link below if you have difficulties.
    WebEx Recorded Sessions
    If the streaming training does not work properly on your computer, try this one instead. Click on "Recorded Sessions" in the left hand toolbar to find the training.
  3. Q&A Summary (PDF)
  4. Refugee Mental Health: Building Trust and a Working Relationship slideset (PDF)
  5. Refugee Mental Health Screening Webinar 2 Post-Training Assessment

Training Webinar 3: Best practices in making mental health referrals for refugees (recorded Oct. 28, 2015)

  1. Refugee Mental Health Screening Webinar 3 Pre-Training Assessment
  2. Best Practices for Making Mental Health Referrals of Refugees
    Streaming training (may not work on all browsers or computers). Use the link below if you have difficulties.
    WebEx Recorded Sessions
    If the streaming training does not work properly on your computer, try this one instead. Click on "Recorded Sessions" in the left hand toolbar to find the training
  3. Q&A Summary (PDF)
  4. Best Practices for Making Mental Health Referrals of Refugees slideset (PDF)
  5. Refugee Mental Health Screening Webinar 3 Post-Training Assessment

Training Seminar: Refugee Mental Health Screening and Referral Best Practices

Date: 12/17/2015
Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Wilder Foundation-Auditorium A, 451 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55104

This half-day training is intended for staff in refugee screening clinics implementing the refugee mental health screening pilot and mental health referral sites working with refugees. Topics will include: working with interpreters when screening for mental health, asking the screening questions, and best practices for successful referrals.

Free of charge.  Lunch will be provided.

To register, please go to No Charge Event Registration and select the event titled "Training Seminar: Refugee Mental Health Screening and Referral Best Practices."

 

Appendices:

Resources:

  • Center for Victims of Torture
    Works locally, nationally, and internationally to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and communities and to stop torture worldwide. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Healing Resources for Refugees
    A collection of services, programs, activities, and places that can help refugees with emotional, psychological or spiritual healing needs. A Service of Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Wilder Foundation's Southeast Asian Program
    Wilder offers a variety of services for immigrants who are adjusting to life in this country, currently including the large Southeast Asian population in Saint Paul. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Community-University Health Care Center
    CUHCC has specialized programs for Somali and Southeast Asian refugees that includes psychiatry, day treatment, case management, and women's advocacy services. Bilingual staff speak Somali, Spanish, Hmong, Lao, Cambodian, and Vietnamese. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Center for International Health Clinic
    Providers at the HealthPartners Center for International Health are trained in tropical and travel medicine and cross cultural health. The clinic also offers behavioral health services for adults: anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, serious and persistent mental illness, torture victims services, and women's mental health services. Bilingual behavioral health staff speak Russian, Vietnamese, and Spanish, with interpreters readily available for other languages. Attention: Non-MDH link

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