Working with Survivors of Trauma


Many people come to the United States to escape traumatic situations in their home countries. The journey to the United States can also be a source of trauma. There are forms of immigration relief that help survivors stay in the United States lawfully. Advocates and volunteers should be familiar with the best ways to support and communicate with survivors of trauma.



Working with Survivors of Trauma
By: Stand With Immigrants and Womenslaw
This podcast interview discusses strategies for working with survivors of trauma. 

Immigrant Power & Control Wheel
By: National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
This graphic describes how domestic abuse may be perpetrated on immigrant victims.

Self-Care Tools, Strategies and Assessment
By: National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project
This resource provides self care strategies for attorneys and advocates that work closely with victims of trauma.

Grounding Tool
By: National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project
This tool provides strategies for serving a client who has, or may have, dealt with past trauma.

Tool for Attorneys to Screen for Domestic Violence
By: American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
This tool helps attorneys determine if their clients have been victims of domestic violence.

Comparing Forms of Immigration Relief for Immigrant Victims of Crime
By: National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project
This chart illustrates the types of immigration relief available to victims of crime.



Working with Survivors of Trauma
Working with Survivors of Trauma
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