Wed, Jul 15 | Webinar

AFN Webinar - Asylum Assessments Part II

You won't want to miss very special Two-Part AFN Webinar with Jennifer Breads & Debra S. Holbrook! This special webinar session is geared toward immigration attorneys, law enforcement, advocates, forensic nurses and emergency department/healthcare providers. Advanced registration is required!
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AFN Webinar - Asylum Assessments Part II

Time & Location

Jul 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Webinar

About The Event

JOIN US FOR THIS MEMBERS ONLY TWO-PART AFN WEBINAR WITH JENNIFER BREADS & DEBRA S. HOLBROOK

Join Jennifer Breads & Debra S. Holbrook for this two-part exclusive Member's Only Webinar on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM (EST) and July 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM (EST) as they discuss the complex needs of those seeking legal immigration relief based on abuse and torture. 

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For many thousands of recently arrived immigrants and torture and/or abuse survivors, the US holds the promises of freedom, safety, and a better life.  But navigating a complex and sometimes inhospitable immigration system is not an easy task, especially for those with limited English skills, little trust in authority, and often minimal evidence to substantiate their cases in court.  There are several forms of legal relief available to asylee-seekers and foreign-born survivors of sexual and domestic violence, and human trafficking in the United States - and, as participants will learn during the course of this presentation, forensic nurses are aptly positioned to meet the critical medicolegal needs of this uniquely vulnerable population in both civil and criminal court proceedings.   

Over the past three years, forensic nurses in Baltimore, Maryland designed the region’s first comprehensive, nurse-led model to support the medico-forensic needs of asylee-seekers and immigrant survivors in their community.  Drawing from lessons learned and partnerships forged by their initiative, this two-part presentation outlines basic factors about types of legal relief available for foreign-born survivors of torture, persecution, sexual/domestic violence and human trafficking, and describes the forensic nurse’s role in offering medicolegal documentation, including written affidavits/affirmations, for civil court proceedings.  Additionally, the presentation describes the components of, and lessons learned from, the design and implementation (pilot) of this initiative to expand the core services of a forensic nursing program to include asylee and immigration-specific medicolegal care.

Don't miss your opportunity to:

  • Understand the complex needs of those seeking legal immigration relief based on abuse and torture.
  • List the elements of medico-forensic evaluation.
  • Understand the components of completion of a Federal medico-forensic affidavit.

AFN WEBINAR CO-HOST - JENNIFER BREADS

Jennifer Breads completed her graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University and Institute for School of Nursing. She serves as Technical Advisor for Technical Leadership & Innovations at Jhpiego where she serves across the globe in improving public healthcare for women.

Ms. Breads is also currently a Certified Forensic Nurse Examiner with the Mercy Medical Center Program serving all hospitals, prisons and nursing homes in Baltimore City.  She is Chair of the Immigration / Asylum Committee at Mercy and frequently conducts asylee examinations and prepares affidavits. Ms. Breads is the recipient of the Top Nurses award by Baltimore Magazine and the Excellence in Practice designation by the Mercy Forensic Nursing Program.

AFN WEBINAR CO-HOST - DEBRA S. HOLBROOK

Mrs. Holbrook attended The Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, in Baltimore, Maryland and completed both undergrad and graduate studies through the Wilmington University. After working in the field of critical care, Mrs. Holbrook founded a Forensic Nurse Examiner Program in Delaware that became a model of the United States (US Senate Subcommittee / Biden, 2002).

In 2002 she testified on Capital Hill before a Senate Judicial Su