Information about counselling models and techniques in specific areas, such as cross-cultural, employment and vocational, health (including mental health), housing, financial/budgeting, legal and more.
- A Booklet for Service Providers Who Work With Immigrant Families: On Issues Relating to Child Discipline, Child Abuse and Child Neglect
- This booklet describes the concerns and questions that minority families, especially immigrant families, are likely to have about issues relating to child discipline, child abuse and child neglect - 2001.
- A Study of the Settlement Needs and Issues Experienced by Sudanese Newcomers in Windsor/Essex County
- This qualitative study examines the settlement needs and issues experienced by Sudanese Newcomers in the Windsor/Essex County Area - March 2001.
- An Enquiry into the Delivery of ISAP Settlement Services to the Black/African Community in Peel/Halton Region
- This study documents the settlement issues facing black/African newcomers in the Peel/Halton region, and the capacity of settlement agencies in Peel/Halton region to meet their needs - 2000.
- Best Practices for School Settlement Workers
- The manual is an opportunity for SWIS projects to consider their present practices and how to meet the needs of their clients - 2003.
- Best Practices for Working with Homeless Immigrants and Refugees
- A study looking at issues and best practices among shelter and drop-in staff for working with immigrants and refugees - March 2003.
- Culturally Responsive Career Counselling
- The increasing diversity in our major cities requires that career counsellors develop and continue to acquire competencies in working with a multicultural population. This article offers some things to keep in mind as we try to help newcomer clients.
- Diversity, culture and counselling: A Canadian perspective
- Resources from a course designed for those who desire to work with the culturally diverse people either in a counselling or teaching capacity.
- Fulfilling the Promise: Integrating Immigrant Skills into the Canadian Economy
- This report focusses on practical solutions to the difficulties immigrants face in entering their specialized fields in Canada - April 2002.
- Helping New Canadians Interview Successfully
- New Canadians face big challenges in securing employment. Career counsellors can help but it means being clear and honest with candidates on matters that are sometimes uncomfortable to discuss.
- Immigrant Settlement Counselling: A Training Guide - Part II - Module 5: Assessment
- This section provides activities to help participants understand how to effectively assess client needs and how clients express and approach their problems. It seeks to help participants understand the skills necessary to do proper assessment and gives them an opportunity to begin developing those skills.
- Immigrant Settlement Counselling: A Training Guide - Part II - Module 7: Mental Health Issues
- This section provides activities to help participants understand mental health issues, what mental health issues newcomers may face and how to access the mental health support networks and services in their community.
- Immigration and Health
- This report reviews research on the health of Canadian immigrants and discusses the implications of this research for policy makers - September, 2001.
- Living on the Ragged Edges - Immigrants, refugees and homelessness in Toronto - Forum Summary
- This forum, held in Toronto on March 28, 2003, provided a unique opportunity for researchers, service providers and community activists to address the various factors that help or hinder immigrants, refugees and racially marginalized diasporic communities in gaining access to and maintaining housing in Toronto.
- Making Connections - a manual for group facilitators
- This manual is designed for use by gay and lesbian counsellors/group facilitators who are planning to offer groups to adult lesbian and gay clients.
- Mental Health Promotion Among Newcomer Female Youth: Post-Migration Experiences and Self-Esteem
- This report describes the findings of a study which examined mental health promotion issues of newcomer female youth attending secondary school - June 2002.
- Multicultural Heart Health Partnership - Exploring Best Practices for Heart Health with Culturally Diverse Communities
- A report exploring cultural and linguistic issues that would impact on heart health and on health promotion strategies for several linguistic groups in Toronto - September 6, 2001.
- Needs Assessment of Mandarin-Speaking Newcomers
- This multi-method study identifies current settlement service access, settlement difficulties, and needs among Mandarin speaking immigrants in Toronto - March 2000.
- Sector-Specific Terminology Information and Counselling (STIC)
- The Sector Terminology and Counselling (STIC) project provides a model for sector specific orientation, occupational terminology training and career action-plan development for internationally-trained professionals and tradespeople.
- Settlement in the Workplace - The Settlement Needs of Employed Newcomers - An Exploratory Study
- This study explores what happens with respect to settlement issues to newcomers who find employment shortly after arriving in Canada - March 2001.
- Settlement Service Needs For Ethiopian Newcomers in Toronto
- This study investigated the well being of Ethiopian immigrants and interventions made in facilitating access to services - May 2000.
- Settlement Services for Chinese Canadians in Toronto: The Challenges Toward Integrated Planning
- A study focused on Chinese immigrants in Toronto, and whether existing services are able to meet their needs - May 2000.
- Social, Economic and Demographic Profile: Hispanic Community
- This study provides an overview of the settlement situation of the Hispanic community in Metro Toronto and consists of three sections: Learning From Our Past, Trends in the Hispanic Community and Towards an Integrated Settlement Model - April 2000.
- Study on Settlement Services for Newcomers in Isolated Rural Areas
- This report seeks to gain a better understanding of the types of settlement services and information being accessed by newcomers in rural and remote areas of Ontario - May 30, 2001.
Related Web Sites
- Counselling Across Difference: Models of Intervention to Women in a Multicultural Context
- A non-medical model of mental health service delivery to diverse, multi stressed women that explores the different elements of counselling practice in challenging the traditional Western views of support to marginalized women.
- Education Wife Assault - Research
- Information about violence prevention, for non-profit service professionals, from Education Wife Assault.
- Health Promotion 101
- This course is intended for any and all health promoters in Ontario. The course is structured in 9 modules and arranged into 3 sections.
- Preventing Violence Against Girls and Young Women
- This site describes different models of prevention and types of prevention programs, making the case for schools as a logical venue within which to offer violence prevention efforts.
- Prevention of Domestic Violence: Online Self-Directed Learning Modules
- These online self-directed learning modules are part of the OCASI Domestic Violence: Prevention through Early Intervention project.
- Resources Exist for Networking and Training (RENT)
- Seeks to build the capacity of the housing help sector in Toronto by providing a peer-based training program in which networking is a key component and coordination of resource development a priority.
- Social Work Glossary
- Definitions to commonly used words in the social work field.
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