Lewis Aptekar: Three Reasons to Volunteer with Refugees

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Lewis Aptekar, a retired educational and clinical psychologist who has worked in a variety of countries to address mental health in developing and underserved areas, knows that working with refugees is a deeply rewarding experience

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Three Reasons to Volunteer with Refugees Lewis Aptekar

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Lewis Aptekar a retired educational and clinical psychologist Lewis Aptekar a retired educational and clinical psychologist who has worked in a variety of countries to address mental health in developing and underserved areas.

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Lewis Aptekar knows that working with refugees Lewis Aptekar knows that working with refugees is a deeply rewarding experience for a variety of reasons.

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Offering Refugees a kind face Offering refugees a kind face and showing them your desire to build relationships can do wonders for rebuilding their trust. Many refugees struggle with trust-building after their displacement.

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Volunteering with refugees Volunteering with refugees allows them the chance to rebuild their dignity with people who are understanding of their situation. To feel dignity its important to feel a sense of purpose in life which many refugees dont feel after so much time being displaced. Volunteers can help connect refugees to resources that will help them build a new life.

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Donating your time to Refugees Donating your time to refugees can offer them a safe space to begin reconciling their new identity in their new home which can be an emotional process for many.

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Get in touch with Lewis Aptekar www.sjsu.edu/faculty/laptekar/ http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowR atings.jsptid687555 https://www.linkedin.com/in/lewis-aptekar -611b7011 https://works.bepress.com/lewis_aptekar/ https://www.facebook.com/public/Lewis-A ptekar

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