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The Trauma of Hate Incidents: Impact and Intervention from a Trauma-Informed Perspective

virtual event

Wednesday, April 28 2021, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Event Types > Training & Education > Seminar/Workshop/Class


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Neighbors West-Northwest and Friendly House are pleased to partner with Portland United Against Hate and the Office of Community and Civic Life to host:
The Trauma of Hate Incidents: Impact and Intervention from a Trauma-Informed Perspective (3 hours)
This workshop offers a trauma-informed perspective on the communal impact of hate incidents and explores trauma-informed psychological and social interventions. Hate based incidents intend to instill trauma not only in individual victims but also entire communities. Anxiety, fear and social alienation therefore operate on both individual and communal levels. The workshop focuses on experiences of communal traumatization as well as communal reactions and responses to hate incidents from a global perspective. Offered by Lutheran Community Services Northwest.

Harout Akdedian is lead victim advocate at the Crime Victim Advocacy Program (LCSNW) working predominantly with members of immigrant and refugee communities in Portland. He is also a visiting scholar at Portland State University’s Middle East Studies Center and Carnegie SFM senior postdoctoral fellow at the Central European University. His research focuses on political violence, radicalization, and their social repercussions. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies and worked as a research consultant for international organizations such at the UN - Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) on post-conflict rehabilitation and resilience in war-impacted communities.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this workshop do not necessarily represent those of the City of Portland. Funding for the Portland United Against Hate Workshop Series, including this workshop: The Trauma of Hate Incidents has been made possible in part by a grant from the City of Portland, Office of Community & Civic Life.