Refugee Mental Health Project
The Refugee Mental Health Project
This project aims to build settlement, social and health service providers' knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health and to promote inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration.
Service providers across Canada can benefit from a range of web-based training, tools and resources, offered free of charge. These resources include accredited online courses, monthly webinars, e-newsletters and an online Community of Practice with access to subject matter experts.
Recognizing the importance of supporting the mental health needs of the over 35,000 Syrian refugees who have resettled across Canada since November, 2015, the project currently offers the course Refugee Mental Health: Focus on Syrian Refugees; read more.
This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Helping Syrian refugee children cope: providing psycho-educational support
Ghayda Hassan, PhD, psychologist and professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Feb. 27, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Vulnerable sector settlement services: Best practices promoting resilience with Syrian refugee children & youth
Kathryn Khan, B.Ed., manager of Child and Youth Settlement, YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
Fadi Hamdan, BSc., youth outreach coordinator, YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
Mar. 22, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Resilience, Trauma and Healing: Working with war affected refugees, families and communities, Manitoba association of newcomer serving organizations, March 3, 2017.
Report: What Does it Take to House a Syrian Refugee? Supporting Refugee Housing and Resettlement Beyond the Syrian Refugee Crisis, developed by the Manitoba Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
About the Project
This project is a follow-up of the national Refugee Mental Health Practices Study, which identified needs and promising practices in refugee mental health in Canada.
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