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.
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, is a professional chaplain and educator with over 10 years of experience supporting diverse individuals and families in educational, healthcare, community-based, and correctional institutions. He has published research on the care of Muslim clients and Muslim chaplaincy and has received recognition for his professional and community work. Ibrahim specializes in the study and practice of Muslim chaplaincy, Islamic education, and Christian-Muslim relations. Presently, Ibrahim serves as an educator and Muslim chaplain for Edmonton Islamic Academy as well as a clinical chaplain for the Royal Alexandra and University of Alberta hospitals.
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.
Coffee/Tea and light snacks will be provided.