Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness

Our Psychosocial Support Courses are now Self-paced and Online

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on November 25, 2022 (2 weeks ago) | Author Pat Omidian

Finally, we did it!  We converted our in-person and online webinar coursesfor Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness (PSSCW) and Psychological First Aid into self-paced (work at your own speed) courses that you can access from any device.  These courses bring together many of my favorite […]

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Focusing and Art Club Changed My Life

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on August 13, 2022 | Author mJD7649

Focusing showed me how to process my emotions and my experience in the world in a way that I had not done before. I wanted to share Focusing with my friends so that we could grow alongside each other and support each other. At the […]

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Imagine combining your professional work with your personal life

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on June 22, 2022 | Author mJD7649

Last August, when the United States withdrew from Afghanistan, tens of thousands of refugees started to arrive in the US, and many came to western Massachusetts. … which is where Melinda Darer now lives. Melinda has had a lifelong interest – personal and professional – […]

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Introducing a new project: Better World for Kids

Psychosocial Support and Community WellnessWorking with Children | Posted on November 5, 2021 | Author Pat Omidian

Nine-year-old Joseph has been living on his own since he was seven, when his parents were killed by soldiers in an attack on his village.  He recently came to live in a refugee camp in Uganda, where he is fed and educated by community workers, […]

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Why would a family put a child to work?

Psychosocial Support and Community WellnessWorking with Children | Posted on October 2, 2021 | Author mJD7649

Asad’s father is a daily wage laborer without any skills. Every morning he goes to the city center after dropping his seven-year old son off at the machine shop where Asad works. The city center is the spot from where people hire unskilled and semi-skilled […]

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The Story Behind Brighter Tomorrow

Psychosocial Support and Community WellnessWorking with Children | Posted on August 24, 2021 | Author mJD7649

Syed Wajid has a round face and a trim white beard and a smile that lights up his eyes and warms the hearts of his companions. Child labor is a huge problem in Pakistan, he tells us. Some provincial governments have passed laws forbidding the […]

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This initiative's Team

Anna Willman
Annika Frohböse
Fida Muhammad
Georgia Kaltsidou
Haqmal Daudzai
Hunter Keller
Jerry Conway
Nasir Khan
Nazia Jamshed Khan
Nina Joy Lawrence
Ocen Daniel Osako
Pat Omidian
Wajid Syed

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