Hello Colleagues, I am forwarding this information from Physicians for Human Rights. Please reply to them directly.
As many of you know, there is an urgent humanitarian crisis in South Texas. Hundreds of unaccompanied immigrant children are being detained in prison-like facilities in Karnes City and Dilley, Texas. Most ofthe children are from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, and they fled their home countries due to insidious gang violence, threats from narco-traffickers, and domestic abuse. They are in the United States seeking safety, and many meet the legal qualifications for such protection.
Health professionals are desperately needed to substantiate the suffering of these children and ensure that some of the most compelling evidence available-physical and psychological sequelae oftrauma-is accounted for by immigration authorities.
The May 2nd training (see below) is designed to increase the number of health professionals in Texas who are able to assist this vulnerable population. I hope you will considering attending and would appreciate your forwarding this message widely to your networks.
Jillian Tuck, Esq.| Consultant
Physicians for Human Rights [email protected]
Introduction to Forensic Documentation of Trauma:
Aiding Immigrant Survivors of Torture & Ill Treatment
Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 8:30am-3pm
Bellaire United Methodist Church