The Safe Integration Project


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.

 

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 Portion of the project was also funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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