February 2, 2018
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
104 Dawson Rd, Unit 102
- Defining refugee: what does it mean to be a refugee, and what makes it different from being an immigrant?
- Defining trauma from a refugee’s lens: brain shock, cognitive dissonance, facing ostracism, exile, racism in colour, political conflict traveling with refugees
- Why clients from ethno-cultural backgrounds under-use our counselling services
- Tips for cultural awareness
Presenter: Asmaa Cober
Asmaa is a registered clinical social worker practicing counseling and consolation at CMHA WW through the refugee mental health program. She uses her life experiences, cultural knowledge,education, art, and faith in her work as a social worker, counselor and community educator.
Asmaa has an immense passion for helping others reach their best potential, shaped by her own immigration experience. She has lived in four different countries and communicates in five languages. As an immigrant woman herself, she has overcome a variety of barriers, and is
keenly aware of the issues and obstacles that refugees and immigrants face on their journey. She uses her skills and experiences as tools to empower people to rebuild their lives and find meaning past their trauma.
Space is limited; please register in advance. Contact Jean Chow at 519-836-2222 ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.