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Occupational Therapy for Individuals Living as Refugees
Monday, April 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: SIGS

This event is being held live on Big Marker. The replay will be available for registrants until 10pm on Wednesday, April 21.

Occupational Therapy for Refugees

April 19, 2021 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Timed Agenda:
5:45 - 6:00  Check in and tech troubleshooting
6:00 – 6:15  Welcome and Introduction
6:15 – 7:15  Presentation
7:15 – 7:30  Q & A

Event Description:
The scope of occupational therapy and its emphasis on health and wellbeing make occupational therapy practitioners well suited to meet the needs of refugee populations and enable participation in valued occupations (Huot, Kelly, & Park, 2014; Trimboli & Taylor, 2016). Despite identifying the role of occupational therapy in working with displaced people, there are limited resources for and about occupational therapists working in this emerging area of practice. Join us to learn about the supports and barriers to daily occupations faced by refugees and how one occupational therapy clinic in St. Paul has developed programming to meet these needs for Karen and Karenni refugees from Burma.

Speaker Biography:
Jenny Fried, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist at Professional Rehabilitation Consultants, an outpatient clinic in St. Paul specializing in mental health and other chronic conditions. Jenny is a recent graduate of the University of South Dakota.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
    •    Identify the supports and barriers to occupational performance faced by refugees from Burma
    •    Articulate the occupational justice concerns impacting refugee populations
    •    Delineate the role of occupational therapy in working with recently resettled refugees

Target Audience: All (OT, OTA, students)

Educational Level:  Introductory

AOTA Practice Area:  Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Rehabilitation & Disability, Productive Aging

CEUs: 1.5

Fees: $5/MOTA members,  $30 non-members

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