Ottawa-Carleton, ON
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Syrian Refugees and Mental Health: Training, Case Conferencing and Counselling/Jewish Family Services(JFS) (English)
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.
Nadeen Almubarak
cell 613-762-8585
[email protected]

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
- How to help
- Self-care strategies and tools to ensure the well-being of settlement workers.

Location: Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (2255 Carling Avenue, 3rd floor)
Registration Contact: Lamia Al Ansari
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 613-722-2225 ext. 302
2255 Carling Avenue, Suite 301
Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5 Map
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English, Arabic
Fees: None
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This resource is listed under these topics

Social Workers
Child and Youth Service Organizations
Family, Marriage and Couple Therapists
Service coordination and case management
Behavioural, Developmental Therapists/Consultants
Volunteering and Civic Participation
Employees, Employers and the Workplace
Mental Health in General
Last modified Feb 12, 2020 9:39am
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