December 10, 2018

AMSSA – E-Learning Module: Refugee Mental Health

AMSSA invites you to register for the new BCSIS E-learning workshop on Refugee Mental Health, which is now available on the AMSSA Learning Management System site. […]
December 5, 2018

Event: Getting Through It (Surrey)

VAST and Options Community Services are hosting a “Getting Through It” session on December 14th from 11am to 12:30pm at the Surrey City Centre Library (Room […]
November 20, 2018

Event: “Getting Through It” by VAST and Options Community Services

VAST and Options Community Services are hosting a “Getting Through It” session in Surrey at the Surrey City Centre Library. This session is a stress management […]
November 4, 2018

Webinar: AMSSA / PIRS – Community Based Training for Working with Immigrants and Refugees

AMSSA and PIRS are presenting a new webinar titled: Community Based Training for Working with Immigrants and Refugees – A Trauma-Informed Approach Brief Description: This webinar […]
October 16, 2018

VAST – Refugee Claimant Support Group “Getting Through It”

VAST is running weekly support groups for Refugee Claimants every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon. The weekly groups will be held at the Welcome Centre (2610 […]
October 16, 2018

AMSSA – Webinar: Navigating the Settlement Needs of Refugee Claimants

AMSSA has released a video of their webinar from February 2018, titled “Navigating the Settlement Needs of Refugee Claimants” Speakers from this webinar include: Erin C. […]
October 2, 2018

VAST / Options Community Services – Getting Through It

VAST is hosting “Getting Through It” which is a stress management session for refugees, in partnership with Options Community Services. Date: Friday October 26 Time: 11am […]
May 24, 2018

Interior Health Authority – Newcomer and Refugee Care

Interior Health Authority – Newcomer and Refugee Care – Comprehensive resource for health providers and sponsors in the interior of BC.  
May 24, 2018

Refugee Health Website

Refugee Health – Variety of resources specific to different refugee groups, list of forms, coverage and information.
May 24, 2018

VAST – Vulnerability Screening Tool

VAST – Vulnerability Screening Tool The Vulnerability Screening Tool has been developed by the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (“VAST”) for use by mental and […]
May 24, 2018

VAST – A Group Therapy Program for Refugees in BC – Therapist Manual

VAST – Landing and Settling: A Group Therapy Program for Refugees in British Columbia – Therapist Manual This manual was produced by VAST, with funding from […]
May 24, 2018

Webinar: AMSSA – Trauma Informed Practice – Supporting Clients Who Have Experienced Complex Trauma

Trauma Informed Practice: Supporting Clients Who  Have Experienced Complex Trauma Individuals who have experienced traumatic events may have challenges in various life domains. Complex trauma can […]
May 24, 2018

Psychology Today: 5 Myths About Refugees

Psychology Today: 5 Myths About Refugees – To respond effectively to the mental health needs of refugees, it’s helpful to first dispel several myths and let […]
May 21, 2018

Report: The Resilience Guide – Program Strategies for Responding to Trauma in Refugee Children

CMAS: The Resilience Guide – Program Strategies for Responding to Trauma in Refugee Children Many of the things we already do in early childhood programs—like providing safe, predictable […]
May 21, 2018

Report: Supporting the Mental Health of Refugees to Canada

January 2016 – Mental Health Commission of Canada – Supporting the Mental Health of Refugees to Canada KEY MESSAGES Canada is well positioned to provide incoming Syrian […]
May 16, 2018

Provincial Training: Mental Health & Primary Healthcare for Refugees

The 2-Day Refugee Readiness Training meeting took place in the Spring of 2016 and was hosted by ISSofBC and funded by The Province of British Columbia. […]