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Syrian refugee health and health service delivery in Jordan and Turkey

By: | posted on: Apr 25, 2019

Date(s) - 04/25/2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Columbia School of Social Work


$0-$50 USD
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New York, New York



Since March 2011, millions have fled Syria to neighboring countries, leading the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to deem the crisis “the largest political, humanitarian, and development challenge of our time.” The ASPIRE initiative of Columbia University is uniting the academic community in finding actionable responses to the crisis.

About the Presentation

Investigators based in the U.S., Jordan, and Turkey will present findings from the ASPIRE Project‘s first two studies, Women ASPIRE and Providers ASPIRE, on the health concerns of Syrian refugees.

Panelists include:

  • Nabila El-Bassel (bio), Willma & Albert Musher Professor of Social Work and University Professor
  • Neeraj Kaushal (bio), Professor of Social Policy
  • Maysa’ Khadra (bio), Associate Professor, University of Jordan School of Medicine
  • Deniz Yukseker (bio), Professor, Political Science and International Relations Department, İstanbul Aydın University
  • Anindita Dasgupta (bio), Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Melissa Meinhart (bio), Doctoral Student

Continuing Education Information

For a fee of $50.00, NYS-, NJ- and CT-licensed social workers and NYS licensed mental health counselors* are eligible to receive 2.0 contact hours. Licensed social workers for other states, please email Columbia University School of Social Work is a CSWE accredited institution.

Please note that in order to receive your continuing education certificate, you must attend the ENTIRE event and complete the evaluation in accordance to NYSED regulations*. There is a 10 minute grace period. Any participant who joins past 4:10pm or leaves earlier than 5:50pm will not receive CE credits nor is eligible for a refund. Please plan accordingly.

*The same guidelines will apply to professionals from other states or disciplines unless verification is provided indicating more flexible attendance requirements. Please contact with any questions.

CSSW is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider #SW‐0021

CSSW is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. Provider #MHC-0137

*Certificates will be emailed within 3 weeks of the workshop and once evaluations are completed. Participants joining via livestream will be emailed a link to complete the feedback evaluation and answer 2-3 questions regarding the content.

Cancellation policy: Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this seminar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify physical and mental health concerns associated with forced conflict and humanitarian settings
  2. Identify mental health concerns and secondary trauma experienced by individuals providing direct service care to Syrian refugees in Turkey
  3. Discuss gendered health and mental health concerns of Syrian refugee women living in urban settings in Jordan
  4. Discuss next steps for ongoing research, advocacy around policy measures, and considerations in the provision of direct practice.

Livestream Information

About five minutes before the event, go to this link:

All registrants will receive a reminder of this link around 30 minutes before the program starts.


  1. Do not open the link in more than one window or you will hear an echo.
  2. Make sure your speaker volume is turned up.
  3. Type your questions for the speakers into the chat.
  4. Ethernet is more reliable than wifi.


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About Project ASPIRE

ASPIRE—short for Advancing Solutions in Policy Implementation, Research and Engagement for Refugees—intends to bridge the gap between pedagogy and practice by uniting the academic community in finding actionable responses to the Syrian refugee crisis. ASPIRE’s current projects include Women ASPIRE, which focuses on the health needs of Syrian refugee women, and Providers ASPIRE, which studies how the crisis impacts the mental health of refugee service providers in Turkey. These projects are collaborations between the School of Social Work and the University of Jordan School of Medicine and Istanbul Aydin University.

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