Enhanced Wellness of Refugee Children, Youth, and Families (Phase 1)

This project aims to increase the mental health of Syrian refugee children, youth and families. It will create a trauma-informed curriculum for children and youth delivered through psycho-social groups that focus on increasing protective factors and developing pro-social behaviours, as well as Circle of Security groups for parents.

Enhanced Wellness of Refugee Children, Youth, and Families

The project aims to address multiple factors that influence the overall mental health of refugee children, youth and families including risk and protective factors and the social determinants of health. The primary audience for this project will be Syrian refugee children and youth (aged 6-21) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Interventions will be delivered for children and youth, their parents and guardians, and service providers and educational staff. Psychosocial and educational support will be provided to children and youth, including through psychosocial groups and one-on-one interventions, and the expansion of a homework program that provides refugee youth with a safe space to learn, grow and develop academic abilities. Families will also be supported through Circle of Security Parenting groups. At the community level, in partnership with other Winnipeg organizations, Making Sense of Trauma training will be delivered to service providers and educational professionals and the book Big Feelings Come and Go will be translated and available digitally in multiple languages.

Lead organization: Newcomers Employment & Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.) Inc.

Location: Manitoba


Looking to get in touch with this project? Send an email to Mahmudur Bhuiyan (mahmud@needsinc.ca) for more information.