Mental health screen for refugee populations

Presenter: Vince Pietropaolo, general manager, COSTI Family and Mental Health Services
Date: December 12th, 2019



This webinar introduces a mental health screening tool for use with refugee populations. Vince discusses the challenges and benefits of using a screen. He introduces the Refugee Health Screener – 15, that can be used by settlement, social and health service providers. This is a good opportunity to learn how to use a distress screen so as to better assist your clients and help identify mental health issues.


Vince Pietropaolo, general manager, COSTI Family and Mental Health Services

Vince is the general manager of COSTI Family and Mental Health Services. In his current position he works with ethnocultural communities in program design, development and implementation in the areas of mental health, domestic violence and problem gambling. Vince currently sits on the York Region Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee, the CAMH Problem Gambling Advisory Committee and the Ontario Resource Group on Gambling, Ethnicity and Culture and the North York Specialized Courts Advisory Committee.

Vince has presented on the issue of domestic violence, men's violence and problem gambling at conferences in the United States and Canada. He has guest lectured at York University and Ryerson University.