Helping Students Deal with Trauma Related to Geopolitical Violence and Islamophobia. (n.d.).Islamic Social Services Association and National Council of Canadian Muslims. https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/97e4-Geopolitical-Violence-and-Islamophopia.pdf
This guide serves as a response to the rise of Islamophobia in Canada and the impact it has on young Muslim Canadian students. Specifically, the guide notes how conditions such as war and terrorism indirectly/directly impact the mental well-being of Muslim students. This guide is primarily made for educators and counselors so they can effectively attend to their Muslim students’ needs. The guide, divided into two main sections. The first section addresses topics such as what Muslim students may be experiencing, the psychological impacts of hate, Islamophobia, and what Canadian Muslim youth need. The second section outlines how to deal with students who have experienced trauma such as war. This section highlights first and secondary trauma, experiences of Syrian refugees, and strengths of refugee children. The guide concludes by providing final tips on how educators and counselors can help Muslim students.
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The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.