eahr training series modules 1 & 2 

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The following prerequisite training components must be completed before attending a live workshop* and applying to volunteer:

All course materials are linked below. Approximately one hour is needed to complete both modules and the post-training assessment.


Video thumbnail for Module 1: Welcome to the IRC's Evaluation Alliance for Human Rights

an introduction to the evaluation alliance for human rights (EAHR)

Duration: 11 minutes

Goal: Module 1 presents an overview of the Evaluation Alliance for Human Rights' program services and approach. Upon completion of this module, you will have a foundational understanding of the following concepts:


Video thumbnail for Module 2: Introduction to Humanitarian-Based Immigration Relief


This recording is excerpted from a live Zoom training in June 2021, when we were joined by guest speaker Maggie Cheng from the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

Duration: 36 minutes

Goal: Module 2 presents the legal framework for asylum and humanitarian-based protection in the U.S. immigration system. This legal context informs the basis of our work at the Evaluation Alliance for Human Rights and is critical to understanding the role of medical and mental health evaluations in immigration proceedings. Upon completion of this module, you will have a foundational understanding of the following concepts:

Speaker Bio: Maggie Cheng, Professional Development and Resources Attorney at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) Seattle office. Prior to her current role, Maggie Cheng was a supervising attorney in NWIRP's Asylum Unit and also the dedicated attorney for Northwest Health and Human Rights, a multiagency partnership providing legal, medical, and mental health services to survivors of torture in Washington State. Prior to joining NWIRP, she was an Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, and law clerk with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Immigrant Justice Project. She earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and B.A. from the University of Chicago.


A post-Modules 1 & 2 knowledge check is required for evaluators applying to volunteer with EAHR: 

Your responses help us evaluate the efficacy of our training materials and better prepare to address your questions and concerns during Module 3. Thank you for your time and attention!

Upon completing this step, you are ready to join a workshop for Module 3: Conducting the Evaluation Interview & Writing the Affidavit.