This one day seminar aims to explore and discuss domestic abuse and the Muslim community, looking towards how we may combat the issue using faith and Islamic Teaching. It will culminate in the launch of a faith and culturally sensitive counselling service by As Suffa and Nour-DV. Khalida Haque, a counselling psychotherapist, has been working for a number of years with families, couples, victims and perpetrators. Since 2011 Khalida has managed and coordinated Nour-DV’s counselling service which continues under her steering via social enterprise and non-profit Khair Therapeutic Services CIC. She also facilitates Bangladeshi “Caring Dads” in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (where the largest population of Muslims in the UK resides). Last year – to positive response – she piloted a DA recovery programme, combining Western and Islamic knowledge and training. Now working with a prominent organisation (of LBTH) Khalida is looking to secure funding to further roll out the programme.
This workshop is for anyone working with those of Islamic faith (fully practicing, moderate, liberal or lapsed) or from a culturally Muslim background and impacted by domestic abuse. It would be beneficial to Social Workers, Doctors, Nurses, Hospital/University/Prison Chaplains, Imams, Teachers, Counsellors, Therapists, Advocates, Activists, Community Leaders and Community Members to attend and find out more about the service and the referral process.
Course notes & meal provided