Caring for Refugees & Their Mental Health

Fleeing your home and being a refugee in an unknown and inhospitable country can be incredibly traumatic. This seminar will highlight the trauma that refugees experience but also the resilience they display. We will also identify ways you can care for and walk alongside refugees to help them experience God’s love and care.

: December 30, 1:45 pm
: ICC 116-117
Dr. Samuel Girguis

Dr. Samuel Girguis is a licensed psychologist who specializes in child/adolescent trauma and resilience. He’s currently the Director of the Doctor of Psychology Program at Azusa Pacific University (APU). Before APU, Dr. Girguis worked with children and adolescents impacted by trauma at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. His work in Cambodia and the Philippines focused on culturally based trauma treatment for youth who’ve experienced trafficking or sexual exploitation. His work in Lebanon has focused on supporting Lebanese aid workers caring for refugees from Syria.