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					                                  Office of Refugee Resettlement
                           2012 NATIONAL CONSULTATION DRAFT AGENDA

                                        September 19-20, 2012
                            Crystal City Gateway Marriot – Crystal City, VA

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.         Participant Registration
8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.         Global Market & Resource Row

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.        Opening Plenary: Welcome and Opening Remarks
                               MC: Eskinder Negash, Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement
                               Bill Corr, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human
                               Services (confirmed)
                               Dr. Gabriela Lemus, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of
                               Labor (confirmed)
                               Anne Richard, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees &
                               Migration, U.S. Department of State (confirmed)
                               Felicia Escobar, Senior Policy Advisor, White House Domestic Policy
                               Council (confirmed)

                               Keynote Address: Guor Marial, South Sudanese Olympian (confirmed)

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.       Break

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.       Breakout Sessions – Part 1
                               Workshops

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.        Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.         Plenary I: The New Arrivals
                               Wei Meng Lim-Kabaa, Head of Resettlement, United Nations High
                               Commissioner for Refugees (confirmed)
                               Mohammed Abdiker, Director of Operations and Emergencies, IOM
                               (confirmed)
                               George Sheldon, Acting Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children
                               and Families (confirmed)
                               Barbara Strack, Chief of Refugee Affairs Division, U.S. Citizenship and
                               Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
                               (confirmed)
                               Larry Bartlett, Director of Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees &
                               Migration, U.S. Department of State (confirmed)
                               Kenneth Tota, Deputy Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S.
                               Department of Health and Human Services

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.         Break

3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.         Breakout Sessions – Part 2
                               Dialogue Sessions




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4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.         Break

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.         Plenary II: Reflections of Refugee Resettlement
                               Past ORR Directors: Dr. Nguyen Van Hanh (confirmed), Martha Newton
                               (confirmed), Gerald Brown (confirmed), Eskinder Negash, Director,
                               Office of Refugee Resettlement

                               Moderator: Ronald Munia, Director, Division of Refugee Services, Office
                               of Refugee Resettlement

                               During this session, past ORR directors and a long-serving State Refugee
                               Coordinator will discuss the successes and challenges of the
                               resettlement program during their tenure and offer perspective on
                               current resettlement trends.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.         Participant Registration
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.         Global Market & Resource Row

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.        Plenary III: Refugee Voices
                               Susma Dahal, Saeed Saeed, Anaam Jabbir, Mehdi Navassar, Ruth
                               Teklehena, Freddy Nyembwe, Aimee Nyembwe, Antoine Nzeyimana,
                               Petronie Habanabashaka, Mone Aye, Oo Meh, Narapati Poudyal

                               During this session, refugees will share their stories and experiences pre-
                               and post-resettlement.

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.       Break

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.       Breakout Sessions – Part 3
                               Workshops
                               Joint Quarterly Placement Consultation*

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.        Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.         Town Hall: Refugee Health and the Affordable Care Act
                               Speaker: Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy, Office of
                               Health Reform, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
                               (confirmed)
                               Anne Marie Costello, Director of Outreach and Enrollment, Centers for
                               Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human
                               Services (invited)
                               Kenneth Tota, Deputy Secretary, Office of Refugee Resettlement




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                            Moderator: Dr. George Askew, Chief Medical Officer, Administration for
                            Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
                            (confirmed)

                            During this session, participants will learn about the Affordable Care Act
                            of 2014 and how this legislation affects refugees’ access to health care
                            services.

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.      Break

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.      Breakout Sessions – Part 4
                            Workshops

4:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.      Break

4:40 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.      Closing Plenary: Refugee Resettlement – Looking Forward
                            Eskinder Negash, Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement




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                                 Breakout Sessions - Part 1




                              Wednesday, September 19, 2012
                                  10:30 a.m. to Noon
                                         Part 1

                                        Workshops


   Affordable Care Act: Tools and Information for Implementation in Refugee Communities
                        Charlot Lucien, Noel Manyindo, Suzanne Curry




         LGBTI Refugees and Asylees: Challenges, Progress, and Community Support
         Neil Grungas, Scott Portman, Keren Zwick, Jessica Palumbom, Juliane Ramic



                           Employment as an Integration Strategy
                            Jonathan Lucas, Rebecca Armstrong



                 Helping Agencies Understand Tax Credits to Benefit Refugees
                                Stefanie Costello, Yimeem Vu



                   Refugee Health Before and After: Coming to America,
           Promoting Health Through Nutrition Programs, Education and Farming
                             Jimmy Nguyen, Larry Laverentz




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                                     Breakout Sessions – Part 2
2:20 p.m.

                                  Wednesday, September 19, 2012
                                      3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
                                              Part 2

                                         Dialogue Sessions


                         Track 1: Suicide Prevention in Refugee Communities
                                    Tabassum Siraj - Coordinator



                           Track 2: Collaborating with ACF Regional Offices
                               Diann Dawson (confirmed) – Moderator
            ORO Regional Administrators Mary Ann Higgins, Leon McGowan, and Kent Wilcox


                                            Workshops


                                   Protections for Refugee Workers
                                 Beau Blank, Dan Weeks, Lucila Rosas




                                The Client-Centered Service Approach
                                          Donna Magnuson




The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC): Emerging National Trends in Human Trafficking
                               and Harnessing Hotline Data for the Field
                                     Jennifer Kimball, ATIP Staff




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                                       Breakout Sessions – Part 3


                                     Thursday, September 20, 2012
                                       10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
                                                 Part 3

                                               Workshops


                  Working with the Traumatized Refugee and Survivor of Torture Family
                                   Kristen Guskovict, Kate Porterfield



     Techniques, Benefits, Lessons Learned from the Global Gardens Refugee Agricultural Program (ID)
                                   and the Global Growers Network (GA)
                                               Katie Painter



                             Pathways to Success for Highly Skilled Refugees
                        Paul Feltman, Eileen F. Reilly, Thuba Nguyen, Marc Fallon



                   The Special Challenges of Developing Refugee Mental Health Services
Walter Lam, Dr. James Livingston, Armina Husic, Sasha Verbillis-Kolp, Tsegaba Woldehaimanot, Pierre Morin



                                     Building Bridges to Integration
                             Sandra Vines, Erol Kekic, Jen Kilps, Tara Pinkham



                                   Benchmark in Refugee Resettlement
                                        Larry Yungk, Bob Palm



                      Department of Justice – Human Rights and Special Prosecution
                                  Eli Rosenbaum, Kathleen O’Connor




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                                        Thursday, September 20, 2012
                                           3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                                                    Part 4

                                               Dialogue Session

                                Track 3: TANF Regional Administration Program

                                                 Workshops


                                            21st Century Education
                                        Burna L. Dunn, Steven J. Rainey



                                       Utilizing Media to Tell Your Story
                                       Leyla Dursunova, Juliane Ramic



                   Refugees Path to Integration Through Business and Asset Development
    Marijana Ababovic, Tim Jurgens, Sisay Teklu, Yimeem Vu, Belay Embaye, Jon Vosper, Sumonnat Puttavon



Continuum of Care: Identifying Mental Health Issues in Country of First Asylum to Prepare Receiving Communities
                                                  in the U.S.
                                       Leslie Timko, Ann Marie Winter,



 Transition Framework: Sustaining Social Change and Fostering Long Term Integration Efforts in Immigrant and
                                            Refugee Communities
                                                Djimet Dogo




            Clinical Complexities in Mental Health for Hispanic Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC)
                        Luis A. Valdes, Kellie Pitts, Steven Hill, Michael Lynch, Kerri Socha




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