Date & Time: February 9, 2023 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Virtual

The scale of the global refugee crisis is staggering. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) website, by the end of 2021, 89.3 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of conflict, persecution, and violence or human rights violations.


More specifically, 27.1 million people identified as refugees while 53.2 million identify as internally displaced people. With the increase in refugees from war-torn countries like Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Syria resettling into the United States, social workers must be equipped to address the unique challenges facing refugees in practice and policy contexts.

This interactive webinar, informative in nature, informs participants on the scope of the global refugee crisis, exploring the current policies and laws that directly impact refugees from war-torn countries. This workshop also provides an overview of the U.S. refugee resettlement process. Finally, this workshop explores the critical role of social workers to address the specific needs of newly resettled refugees, drawing on current research findings to support refugee families.



Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least four (4) legal terms pertaining to refugees.
  • Describe the U.S. refugee resettlement process.
  • Describe the role of social workers to support newly resettled refugees in the U.S.


$80 – Regular

$60 – Alumni,Field Instructor, FFL, Adjunct

$45 – Veteran/ AUSSW Students

Faculty Bio:

Dr. Ashley E. Cureton


Dr. Ashley E. Cureton is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work and School of Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to her current role, Dr. Cureton was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow and lecturer in the School of Education and the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cureton explores the educational and mental health needs and outcomes of refugee and migrant children, youth and their families. Her research builds on over a decade of research and practice focusing on child and adolescent development among migrant and refugee populations in global contexts like South Africa, Morocco, Jordan, and Lebanon, to name a few. Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Cureton worked as a research associate at the Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research. She also served as a research fellow for the U.S. Department of State in Istanbul, Turkey, working with Iraqi and Syrian refugee youth in school and community settings. Dr. Cureton received a PhD and master’s degree from the Crown School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at the University of Chicago. She also received graduate certificates in forced migration and refugee mental health from Harvard University, the University of Oxford, and Northwestern University.

 Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

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