Specific populations and issues

There has been considerable interest in how to promote emotional health and wellness among specific refugee groups such as children and youth or LGBTQ populations. 

 

Youth and children

 

Innovation in Child Welfare: Introducing the Child Welfare Immigration Centre of Excellence

Liz Okai and Danielle Ungara, Team Leaders, Child Welfare Immigration Centre of Excellence, November 21, 2018.

Syrian Youth Mentor Initiative: Cultivating social-connectedness, linguistic acquisition and vocational goals

Hsain Al-Shihabi and Sarah Mikhaiel, Youth Mentors, Canadian Mental Health Association, September 25, 2018.

Being a refugee and victim of domestic violence: Towards an intersectional understanding of the duality of the experience of violence

Ghayda Hassan, PhD, psychologist and professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), June 20, 2018.

Comprendre les deuils des jeunes réfugiés afin de mieux les accompagner

Dre. Garine Papazian-Zohrabian, membre de l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec, Le 18 Mai 2017.

Vulnerable sector settlement services: Best practices promoting resilience with Syrian refugee children & youth

Kathryn Khan, B.Ed., manager of Child and Youth Settlement and Fadi Hamdan, BSc., youth outreach coordinator; both of the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth, Mar. 22, 2017.

Helping Syrian refugee children cope: Providing psycho-educational support 

Ghayda Hassan, PhD, psychologist and professor, Université du Québec à Montréal  (UQAM), Feb. 27, 2017.

Finding their way: supporting Syrian refugee children & youth through SWIS work

Nabila Al-Dobaye and Sabrin Daghaishe, SWIS workers, North York Community House, Nov. 9, 2016.

Motivational Interviewing as a mental health approach for youth

Stacy De Souza, CYW; Youth Worker,Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Services, CAMH. November 4th, 2015.

Gender

 

Masculinity and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Vince Pietropaolo, MA; General Manager, Mental Health Services Program, COSTI Immigrant Services, June 22, 2016.

Exploring masculinity: Challenges faced by refugee men in resettlement

Vince Pietropaolo, MA; General Manager, Mental Health Services Program, COSTI Immigrant Services, Oct. 14, 2015.

Culture et violence familiale: nuancer entre le besoin réel d'être protégé et le profilage discriminatoire des familles immigrantes/réfugiées

Dr. Ghayda Hassan, professeure de psychologie, UQAM. December 10th, 2014.

Understanding Domestic Violence: Interventions for perpetrators

Vince Pietropaolo, MA, General Manager of Mental Health Services, COSTI Immigrant Services. November 12th, 2014.

Expectant Refugee Women: How service providers can support pregnant refugee women

Vanessa Wright, NP-PHC, MScN, Nurse Practitioner, Crossroads Clinic. October 22nd, 2014.

Exploration of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in the Refugee Population 

Vanessa Wright, NP-PHC, MScN, Nurse Practitioner, Crossroads Clinic. December 18th, 2013.

LGBTQ

 

Syrian transgender refugees: Introduction to factors affecting wellness 

Vince Pietropaolo, MA, General Manager, Mental Health Services Program, COSTI Immigrant Services, June 16, 2017.

LGBTQ+ Newcomer Youth Experiences: Mental health impacts and effective support 

Elvia Maria Peñate, Community worker and Adanyi Phillip, Settlement worker; Griffin Centre, Dec. 7, 2016.

Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of LGBTQ Refugees

Dr. Margaret Robinson, Community Based Research, CAMH & Andre Smith, Program Assistant, Health Systems and Health Equity Research Group, CAMH. February 26th, 2014.

Specific issues

 

Shame and Aberoo: Understanding mental health stigma in the Middle Eastern community

Poran Poregbal, MA, RSW, RCC, group therapist, Cross Cultural Clinic, Vancouver General Hospital, Dec. 6th, 2017.

Supporting Armenian Syrian refugees: Unique needs and challenges

Jeanette Gevikoglu, BA, LLM, board member, and Maida Icliates, BSc, founder, Armenian Family, Nov. 15th, 2017.

Strategies to support the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees with disabilities

Yahya El-Lahib, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Oct. 25th, 2017.

Refugees with mental illness: IRB guidelines for the refugee determination process

Preeti Adhopia, MA, Board Member, Immigration & Refugee Board (IRB) of Canada, Aug. 16th, 2017.

Syrian refugees six months after arrival: resettlement factors affecting mental health and well-being

Mahmoud Allouch, Syria Program Coordinator, Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT), Aug. 10, 2016.

Information Session on Problem Gambling

Negar Sadeghi, MA, Therapist, Trainer and Multicultural Specialist with the Problem Gambling Service, CAMH. July 31st, 2013.

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