Diversity Event on Mental Health

Approaching and Supporting Victims of Trauma

Please come and share your ideas and learn more from others

Tuesday Wed November 27th, 2013

St. Teresa’s Parish Hall, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mundy Pond Road, Admission: Free!

Focus of This Meeting

People suffering from major mental and emotional trauma are very likely to have a broad range of issues relating to their experiences which caused them to leave their original countries as well as those of adjusting to living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Those of us whose work involves support for such trauma victims in one way or another have few opportunities to consult each other on trauma issues.

The purpose of this meeting is to draw together a group of stakeholders to:

1. make contact with fellow service providers and others for on-going networking;

2. consult as a group to identify strategies for future work in this area;

3. and identify group’s priorities for future action on the issues;

Meeting Outline

9 a.m. Introduction to the meeting by the meeting organizers

9:30 Self introductions by all participants

10:00 Organize breakout sessions to list issues related to newcomers and mental trauma

10:15 Breakout sessions (small groups with facilitator to record and identify issues)

11:15 Break

11:30 Report from leaders of each group on issues

12:00 All group’s issues posted, and participants “vote” on their priorities individually

12:40 Priority results announced

12:50 Wrap up

CORD’s Report for the Winter Event on Employment 2014, pdf doc. Please right click and “save link as” to your system

Another value for the day will be that participants may meet and learn about the work of various players in the local employment field.

CORD, in its position as an umbrella group concerned mainly with improving the settlement situation for refugees and immigrants in St. John’s and NL, will write up a detailed Report on the overall findings of both meetings. This report will be a public record of issues raised and solutions suggested by people significantly involved in the issues.

We are greatly looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces for this discussion.

Since coffee, tea and snacks will be provided, we ask you to please RSVP to barbara (at) cancord.org or at 709-754-4122 with the name of the attendees and organization/company (or if you are just interested) and also indicate any dietary considerations.

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