In order to improve access for refugees to mental health care, The Human Rediscovery Center provides mental health and social services to local refugees.
A refugee, as defined by the Refugee Act of 1980, is a person who is outside of and unable or unwilling to avail himself/herself of the protection of the home country because of persecution or fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. According to the USA for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), a refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution and most likely they cannot return home or are afraid to do so.
By the end of 2017, 68.5 million individuals have been displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. Today, one in every 110 people globally are either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refugee. The displacement remains very high with 30 people being newly displaced every minute. Characterized as the 2nd most populated Refugee area in Georgia, the Human Rediscovery Center will target the Dekalb County & Fulton County. Several ethnic groups are represented in both counties.
A Brief Listing of “Other” Ethnic Groups in Dekalb & Fulton County are Afghanistan, Central African, Iran, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Cuba, Bosnia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ukraine, Cambodia, Indonesia, North Korea and Vietnam refugees in addition to several other ethnic groups.
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Any counselor should expect to learn ways to enrich the spiritual connections for clients from diverse backgrounds that foster healing in your clients.
Anyone wishing to have questions answered about your spiritual journey and prepare to serve others on their own journey are welcome to train and/or volunteer.
Anyone working in any religious environment offering any form of church, mosque or other worship support that wants to connect with persons needing guidance are welcome.
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Sakinah Davis is a music scholar and educator dedicated to diversity awareness and exploring the intersection of artistic performance and effective communication. She uses ethnomusicology to make others aware of how music represents a culture's history and values. This exploration and examination of culture through music provides multiple possibilities, including the forging of connections across communities and learning how to understand and appreciate values outside of their own. Davis' interest in Human Rediscovery Center is that the organization works to heal individuals and communities holistically and seeks to incorporate all facets of life, including the arts, into that healing process. She hopes to apply her musical knowledge and research into such spaces where people learn how to interact and communicate with each other about how they understand the world and how they fit into it.
Monique Knight managed a non-profit for 15 years before entering the corporate sector and now works as a consultant for many businesses. She is a graduate of Cornell University and has a M.S. in Community Counseling. She is an experienced project manager and is Google digital marketing certified.
Monique continues to support the community through efforts like this one. Monique hopes to educate the clients of the Human Rediscovery Center on money management and entrepreneurship as well as supporting the agencies growth and implementation of objectives. Her primary efforts on the board is optimizing outreach and monitoring deliverables to stakeholders.
Dr Ahmed works with the Emory Center for Torture and Trauma Survivors. She speaks 6 languages including Arabic, English, Hindi, Mai Mai, Somali, Urdu. She has been a tireless advocate for the refugee community for many years and can be found most days in service to them. She works with the REFUGEE WOMEN'S NETWORK . Her efforts and research can be found in journals around the world. Some of these include http://www.emory.edu/religions&humanspirit/Religion%20pdfs/CTTS%20flyer%2007.pdf
Hanan is a professor at Spelman, Clark Atlanta and Atlanta Music Project. She is an african dance choreographer and has appeared in many performances and stage plays.
She uses her rich performance art background to channel emotional expressions into performance art activities for cathartic healing.
Attorney Greason has 30 years of legal experience. He has practiced law through the changing tides of civil & family rights, political alignments and financial climates. His steady work history and legal expertise make him a great asset to the Human Rediscovery Center.
Dr Baaith serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. As a doctor of integrative medicine and a chiropractic professional, Dr Jones has a 1st hand view on how the mind and body operate as one. He aims to support the Center in helping clients recognize how these 2 are aligned or in many cases misaligned and use holistic medical approaches to create and sustain healthy living.
Dr Baaith was awarded a purple heart for his service in the US Army.