Refugee Resilience + Recovery

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Explore a framework for helping refugees heal from emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual trauma.


June 6 – July 31, 2022

What you’ll learn

  • Explain similarities and differences between displaced people, immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Describe refugee and resettlement experiences, processes and procedures.
  • Evaluate refugee and immigrant experiences from a biblical perspective.
  • Develop strategies for improving awareness of refugee experiences, resilience and service needs.
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Your Instructor


Irma Chon, MA, CWM, serves as the Family and Outreach/Mission Pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Hilliard, Ohio. She and her husband serve the local Christian community as well as the international community. She works directly with refugee and immigrants through many creative means in Hilliard.


This course is Part 3 of 3 in the Refugee Ministry Certificate series. By completing this and the other two courses in this series with a demonstrated 80% proficiency, you are eligible to apply your Certificate of Completion for 3 academic credits in a graduate degree at Crown College.

You can register for ANY course in this series; they do not need to be taken consecutively.


Refugee Ministry Series

The Refugee Experience

Gain understanding of the trauma and challenges refugees experience before, during and after resettlement, through a biblical lens.

Starts August 22, 2022

Refugee Ministry Series

Refugee Issues + Interventions

Understand how trauma impacts refugees emotionally, psychologically, physically and spiritually, and engage a framework for care and healing.

Starts October 17, 2022


Caring for Refugees in Crisis

Understand challenges facing refugees and best practices for helping in this free 3-session webinar from the Refugee And Immigrant Network.

Starts Today


  • Kottler, J. A., Banu, S., & Jani, S. (2020). Handbook of refugee experience: Trauma, resilience, and recovery. San Diego, CA: Cognella. [ISBN: 978-1516526741] Parts of this book are used in the other courses in this series.

Additional readings are provided in the course.


Course Syllabus