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Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

11000 Stadium Road Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5H 4E2

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Please note: This workshop has been cancelled.


This workshop will focus on giving a better understanding of the pre-migration experiences of immigrant and refugee families and youth, and will provide simple strategies to help them cope with trauma. Areas of discussion will include the pre-migration experience, trauma in the context of newcomers, resilience and resources for immigrants.

Participants will:

  • Learn how trauma effects the nervous systems

  • Gain a better understanding of the pre-migration experiences of immigrant and refugee youth and children

  • Learn simple strategies for working with refugee families and youth

About the Facilitator:

Karin Linschoten is the Clinical Director for counselling services at the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers as well as team lead for psychotherapists at the Multicultural Health Brokers. She has been providing services for adults, youth and children from immigrant and refugee backgrounds since 2002. From 2013 - 2016 she was the representative for Canada on the International Council for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims.

Participant Feedback:

  • "I really had no idea what it is really like to be a refugee. Nobody talks about the truth."

  • "Excellent! So relevant…everyone in Canada should have exposure to this information."

  • "Really appreciated this opportunity with a community expert."

Notice to Registered Social Workers: REACH workshops are eligible for Category A credits with the Alberta College of Social Workers if they align with your personal learning goals for the year and you submit a Category A Summary Form in your personal portfolio.



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Canada

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