Niveen Rizkalla: PTSD in Syrian Refugees and Secondary Traumatization in Aid Workers
In the context of the catastrophic Syrian refugee crises, Niveen Rizkalla will discuss her work with refugees struggling with PTSD and how secondary traumatization affects aid workers. Rizkalla, a post doctorate fellow at UC Berkeley’s Mack Center for Mental Health and Social Conflict, has an impressive record of scholarship, research and volunteerism. A Palestinian Israeli, she earned her doctorate at the school of social work at Tel Aviv University and has worked professionally and as a volunteer with survivors of trauma, war and sexual violence.
In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, join us for a program that recognizes the plight of refugees and their aid workers.
MLF: Middle East
The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
11:30 a.m. check-in