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Journey to Promote Mental Health: A Training Series for Individuals Working with Immigrants and Refu

Starts: 2017-02-21 Ends: 2017-02-24

Hong Fook Mental Health Association Invites Front-Line Workers and Volunteers to a Two-day Training Workshop - Sault Ste. Marie:
Journey to Promote Mental Health: A Training Series for Individuals Working with Immigrants and Refugees
Date: February 21th & 22nd or February 23rd & 24th, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Registration starting at 9:15 a.m.)
Venue: Delta Hotels by Marriott Sault Ste Marie Waterfront
Cost: Free! Refreshment & light lunch will be provided on both days
Deadline for registration is February 18, 2017
Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
To register:  Contact Gabi at 705-759-0909 to register
The Journey to Promote Mental Health project provides interactive workshops for settlement workers and volunteers with the key objective of enhancing the capacity of front line staff and volunteers in addressing the mental health issues presented by the individuals they serve and making timely referrals to appropriate services in the mental health and community health systems.
Training Topics:
  • Understanding mental health in the context of Holistic
  • How does the migration process & resettlement experience of the newcomers
     impact on health & mental health?
  • What are the early signs or symptoms of mental illness?
  • What can I do as a settlement worker for my clients with mental health issues?
  • What is “Cultural competence” practice? Recognizing the influences of culture, cultural identity, stigma on refugees’ mental health.
  • Create culturally relevant early identification and intervention strategies (Use of cultural assessment and develop a culturally competent care plan to support the refugees and immigrants
  • What can I do to prevent myself from burning out?
A Certificate of Completion will be provided to those participants that attended both days of the 2-day training session.
This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada