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Promoting Healthy Relationships in Immigrant Communities

9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ethiopian Association in the GTA and
Surrounding Regions, 2064 Danforth Avenue (Danforth/Woodbine

Marital conflict, divorce and intimate partner violence (IPV) are major
concerns to many immigrant communities. In 2002 a partnership was
formed between the Ethiopian Association in the Greater Toronto Area
and the Surrounding Regions (EAT) and academic researchers to begin to
address these issues.  Two research projects were initiated that
focussed on understanding post-migration changes in marital
relationships, identifying  risk factors associated with marital
conflict and determining culturally appropriate preventive strategies.

On behalf of the EAT and the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on
Immigration and Settlement, we would like to invite you to a one-day
workshop that will focus on promoting healthy marital relationships in
immigrant communities.

The main goals of the workshop are:

  • To share study our study findings with Ethiopian, community-based
    and mainstream health and social service professionals, researchers and
  • To provide information on professional, spiritual and community-based approaches to reducing marital conflict and IPV;  and
  • To engage community and mainstream providers in developing
    strategies to address marital conflict and IPV in immigrant and refugee

For further information and to RSVP (by October 13, 2006), please
contact Ms. Silvia Porro at  (416) 694-1522 or Dr. Ilene Hyman at
(416) 946-0116.