Guidance and counseling (Workshops & Modules)

Information programs on assimilation and integration into Canadian culture and life

3 main points to assimilation and integration into Canadian culture and life

  • Topics bridging Canadian/Arab culture
  • Canadian law: Aligning duties with legal rights and law
  • Educational and support services

Healthy work life balance

5 tips for improving work / life balance

  • Family Issues
  • Single parents
  • Maternity
  • Parenting challenges
  • Role of mothers/Single mothers

Youth challenges

Learning about Youth challenges is very essential to moms as these situations that the youth particularly face may lead to at-risk youth if they are not overcome in a meaningful and inspiring manner.

In order to overcome youth challenges, positive youth developments and quality experiences with young people should be promoted. Hands-on, appropriate adult mentors and community service are the keys to quality youth development and overcoming challenges. The youth can then feel physically and emotionally safe, can experience belonging, develop self-worth and expand their capacity to enjoy life

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Credit for Video 1 goes to DomMarano | Credit for Video 2 goes to TopTenz

Abuse

Speak out ….Don’t be silent

Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

Abuse is any behavior or action that is used to scare, harm, control, threaten or intimate another person. It may come in different forms: physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, financial or spiritual.

Learning about it will help

  • Understand the abuser
  • Stand up to the abuser
  • Find ways to interact with the abuser
  • Protect yourself and your family
  • Teach your children what is appropriate sexual behavior
  • Observe your children when they interact with others to see if they are hesitant or particularly uncomfortable around certain adults.
  • Who to talk to if you feel or anyone from your family are being abused

Video 1 was created by The Child Abuse Survivor Monument Project- ChildAbuseMonument | Video 2 was produced and written by Melanie Calder – ContourMediaPtyLtd 

Dealing with change

Changes come in different forms. At times, change can be exciting and other times it can be depressing or uncertain. Dealing with change involves navigating’s life’s ups and downs in a constructive and positive manner.

Change is always coming; you need to learn how you can make the best of change:

  • Embrace changes as opportunities for growth
  • Don’t be afraid of new people or situations
  • Apply wisdom from past experiences
  • Think positive thoughts
  • Be bold. Seize the day and make the most of every opportunity

It is important to communicate with supportive people who can help you deal with stress.

Conflict management skills

Conflicts are disagreements. It is a dynamic of life and can be beneficial. It needs to be managed constructively. Conflict management is the process of limiting the negative aspects of conflict and increasing its positive aspects. It is the ability to identify and handle conflicts sensibly, fairly and efficiently. The benefits of good conflict management skills include stronger relationships, problem solving, reduced tension and increased understanding.

Understanding Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are still feared and misunderstood by many, but the fear will disappear as we learn more about them.

Mental illnesses are health problems that affect the way we think about ourselves, relate to others, and interact with the world around us. They affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

We would like to help you to improve your understanding of mental illness and taking the time to understand it and to learn how to manage it effectively.

Once you have a better understanding of the illness, it will be easier to discuss its effects and treatments with your children and other family members. Understanding it also helps you manage other people’s expectations too.

Learning to live with, manage and recover from mental illness is an ongoing process.

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You can find more about the description of mental illness as a disruptions in neural circuits in this blog post by Dr. Insel