Join us for a free REACH Training

This workshop aims to provide frontline workers, counsellors, chaplains, and other care providers with the essential knowledge of Islam and Muslims that will better enable them to provide culturally sensitive care to diverse Muslims. Areas of discussion will include an overview of Islam and Muslims with an emphasis on Edmonton’s Muslim demographics and contemporary issues affecting the community.

Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of Islamic cultures and values
  • Learn about Muslim demographics and current social issues in Edmonton
  • Learn about the most highly-recommended approaches for the care of Muslim clients through instructor’s first-hand experience and published research
  • Develop cultural competencies through guided lessons and cases studies

Although the seminar is specifically focused on the care of Muslim clients, the competencies developed through the course will also better enable the attendee to work within any multi-cultural and multi-faith setting.

About the Facilitator:

Ibrahim J. Long, MA, GCIC, is a professional multi-faith chaplain and educator with over 10 years of experience supporting diverse individuals and families in educational, healthcare, community-based, and correctional institutions. He is a passionate advocate for the integration of spirituality and mental health and has received several recognitions for his active community work and published research on the care of Muslim clients. Ibrahim serves as the Youth Wellness Lead and Chaplain for the Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA). Presently, he is also pursuing a Masters in Social Work with a specialization in Community-Informed Practice for Health and Well-being.

Format:

This is an interactive Zoom webinar held over two sessions. Prior to registration, please ensure that you are available to participate on both days.

Day 1: Monday, March 29, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (MDT)

Day 2: Tuesday, March 30, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (MDT)

Cost: For the first time, REACH is offering this special webinar free of charge.

The webinar is limited to 25 participants.

Click to Register

One thought on “Upcoming REACH Workshop – March 2021

  1. I look forward to this presentation, hopefully further refining my cross cultural skills to assist any Muslim clients who seek assistance through our church’s benevolent fund, food bank, and clothing bank.

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