Interaction through art and music can be effective in engaging refugee families in self-expression and communication as they navigate the stresses commonly associated with settlement and integration. Combining such activities with opportunities for group discussion concerning the stresses associated with adjustment can be a valuable aid to their emotional well-being and sense of connection to their new community.
In this webinar, psychologist Dr. Annette Dufresne and Client Support Services (CSS) case manager, Riham Al-Saadi, will discuss their collaborative work with Syrian refugee families in the Multicultural Council of Windsor’s CSS program.
The presenters will discuss how art, music, and group discussion have been used to engage refugee clients and their families in creative expression, exploration and connecting, thereby promoting healing and community-building.
This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.