Settlement workers, Sponsors, ESL Teachers, Volunteers, and Interpreters have been the front line support for Syrian Refugees. As the main source of support and guidance we are well aware of the many challenges they have experienced in identifying mental health related issues offering and accessing mental health services. To support the Settlement sector and those who are working directly with Syrian Refugees, Jewish Family Services is offering a free training workshop, case conferencing meetings and direct referrals to Arabic speaking counsellors with the aim of improving mental wellness and quality of care of the Syrian Refugees.
Arabic and English counseling is also available for front-line workers if they are experiencing difficult or hard to serve cases or feel the need to speak to someone. On demand phone consultations with JFS mental health team is also available to offer support in case of a crisis situation requiring additional assistance.
FOR COUNSELLING INTAKE AND CRISIS SITUATION PLEASE CONTACT:
The training aims to offer a comprehensive tool kit to empower individuals and offer them ongoing support.
Workshop topics to be covered include:
• Syrian cultural competency training and how the culture contributes to the barriers in accessing support
• Impact of the migration journey on well-being
• Syrian refugees’ mental health struggles: Signs and Symptoms of emotional distress
• Self-care strategies and tools to ensure the wellbeing of settlement workers.
Location: Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (2255 Carling Avenue, 3rd floor)
Registration Contact: Lamia Al Ansari
Telephone: 613-722-2225 ext. 302
2255 Carling Avenue, Suite 301
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English, Arabic