The Safe Integration Project AIMS to:
- Provide families and individuals coming from conflict zones with crisis intervention, related to pre and post migration challenges.
- Safe integration guidance and education to help families and individuals overcome challenges that could affect their family safety, throughout their adjustment process.
- Raise awareness on family violence; legal and social framework; as well as the rights and responsibilities of Canadian Citizens.
- Help service providers to effectively respond to the complex needs of these groups.
The Safe Integration Project RECOGNIZES:
- Families from conflict or disaster zones may face complex challenges.
- These challenges may influence the persons interpersonal relationships with immediate and extended family, within their ethnic or groups they relate to, and cross Canadian society in general.
- This project will build awareness in the community to help resolve conflict and develop coping strategies to maintain safety and harmony in the family.
After a REFERRAL is made:
- A safe integration worker will interview the individual/family and assess their needs and accordingly will cooperate with the person to develop a support plan.
- The support plan will include all other team workers involved in the case. This may include settlement counselor, child protection worker, family counselor, a woman’s advocate and/or a support person from the community of origin.
An intervention team will build a circle of support and continue with the individual/family throughout different steps of the support plan.
Who can benefit?
- Families and individuals coming from conflict zones
- Live in the London and Middlesex area
- Are struggling with family issues including spousal and parent-child conflicts.
- Are involved or may become involved with protection services, such as police or Children’s Aid Services.
This project was made possible through grants from the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Portion of the project was also funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.