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THE MIGRATION AND MENTAL HEALTH DATABASE

Compiled by a scientific committee of international academics in collaboration with the Documentation Center of the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies / National Center of Competence in Research –The Migration-Mobility Nexus (NCCR) at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), the ‘Migration and Mental Health’ database is a comprehensive collection of academic resources which focuses specifically on the topic of migration and mental health.

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Health considerations in the Syrian refugee resettlement process in Canada

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Abstract

Canada has responded to the humanitarian emergency in Syria by committing to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees by early 2016. This has been a complex undertaking which required coordination between international organizations, such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and federal government departments, including Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Within and across Canada, this initiative has also required the collaboration of provincial and municipal governments, non-governmental organizations and volunteers, including private sponsors, to enable planning for the transition of Syrian refugees into a new life in Canada.

In planning for the reception of Syrian refugees, government agencies did not anticipate major infectious disease threats. However, early findings from Europe and the experience of health care providers who serve other refugee populations suggested that this population may have other unmet health needs and untreated conditions, due to their experience of displacement over the past three to four years. With this in mind, a great deal of planning has been undertaken to address potential challenges to public health. Social services providers and medical interpreters have been enlisted to help Syrians access the health care system and explain their needs. Communities of practice within Canada have responded, both in providing care and in developing and updating tools and resources to support a culturally sensitive and evidence-based approach to screening and meeting the health needs of the Syrian refugees.  Read Article

Health Status of Syrian Refugees – Public Health Agency of Canada [PHAC] report, 2016

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This briefing from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) provides a short background to the  Health Status of Syrian Refugees and an overview of the measures  put in place by the PHAC to address it.

Vidéo : Ghayda Hassan – Lignes directrices pour guider le travail auprès des immigrants

Dr. Ghayda Hassan est professeur en psychologie à l’université the Québec à Montréal. Elle est l’une des auteurs des lignes directrices cliniques fondées sur des preuves pour les immigrants et les réfugiés. Dans cette entrevue elle aborde des lignes directrices pour la santé mentale des immigrants et des réfugiés au Canada. Elle explique les raisons pour lesquelles ces lignes directrices sont nécessaires. La santé des populations migrantes est souvent influencée par les mêmes aspects des déterminants sociaux que celui des autres Canadiens, mais aussi par d’autres déterminants en raison de leur statut de migrant. Ceux-ci incluent des obstacles à l’intégration sociale et économique, les barrières d’accès aux services sociaux et de santé en raison de la langue et les différences culturelles, le manque de réseaux sociaux. C’est important de reconnaitre ces obstacles peuvent également exercer une influence significative.

Joseph P. Gone on Cultural Competence

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« We are all embedded in cultural processes and practices… we have a lot of assumptions and orientations that are cultural themselves these are not always shared with the people we work with. »

Joseph P. Gone, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor talks about cultural competence: what is it, what is the relationship between evidence-based practice and cultural competence and how does cultural competence relate to mental health care and mental health care for Indigenous populations in particular?

For more information on Dr. Gone, please visit his website www.gonetowar.com