In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017

In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017, we’d like to share an art piece created from a 16 year old female’s passion for learning more about the experience of a refugee.

Below are the words of this artist explaining what inspired this beautiful piece of work:

“The refugee crisis is the story of our time. How we are dealing with it is defining who we are.  I can’t not deal with it in my work.  To create is to be curious, engaged, awake, and in earnest dialogue with the unknown.  And truly, it is through dance that I have the best hope of honoring a subject I care so deeply about” –Crystal Pite

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: Using Expressive Therapy with Children & Youth: Building Your Toolbox

USING EXPRESSIVE THERAPY WITH CHILDREN & YOUTH: BUILDING YOUR TOOLBOX

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 2017

This fast-paced one-day workshop features four models of expressive therapy! It is appropriate for child and family therapists, psychologists, school counsellors, mental health clinicians, social workers, members of school-based teams, youth and family workers and community service providers. It is designed to provide specific tools to professionals who work with children and youth.

MORNING WORKSHOPS:

    • Art Therapy Interventions: Beyond Arts & Crafts presented by Lesley Holm, RAT
    • An Introduction to Trauma Informed Yoga presented by Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT, YACEP, TCTSY-F

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS:

    • Getting to Know You: Exploring Emotions and Behaviours with Music Therapy presented by Tatyana Dobrowolski, MTA
    • Family Play Therapy Techniques presented by Phoebe Tsang, RMFT-S, RPT & Rosamond Chan, MC, RCC

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR FLYER AND REGISTRATION FORM

EARLY BIRD RATE: Only $160 per person – lunch included
AFTER September 30TH, 2017: $175 p.p.
Student Rate $120 p.p. (limited seats available)

 

Volunteer Opportunity: BOARD MEMBER

Board Member

Cameray Child and Family Services is currently seeking new Board members. The volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for managing the affairs of the Society under the provisions of the Constitution and By-laws. The Board is accountable for the Society’s governance, policy development, strategic planning, and financial management.

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Working with Syrian Refugees

Working with Syrian Refugee Families

Cameray Child and Family Services has had the privilege to collaborate with the New Westminster School District and New Westminster Child and Youth Mental Health to create a program for working with refugee families from Syria.  This was all made possible because United Way of Lower Mainland has dedicated funding for helping Syrian refugee families settle in the Lower Mainland.  Through this funding our organizations were able to put together a training led by Dr. Sarina Kot for over 50 New Westminster school staff and service providers to learn how to recognize settlement issues versus symptoms of trauma.
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