Areefah Saheb, MSW, LCSWSpeaker Bio
Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world and it attracts people from a broad array of backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and cultures. Because Muslims comprise one of the most diverse groups, they require specific measures from providers and support staff to foster their success. From this workshop, attendees will gain a better understanding of how to work with the Muslim population while maintaining a strengths-based, culturally responsive approach. Attendees will learn the basics of Islam, how to recognize the needs of Muslims, what Islam says about mental health, and overall religious considerations that can support meeting their needs.
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Identify implicit biases following self-reflection and building self-awareness.
- Develop a better understanding of Muslims’ values and recognize their social needs.
- Cultivate culturally appropriate tools to support a diverse Muslim community.
2:30 pm ET – Waiting room opens
2:45 pm ET – Workshop begins
3:45 pm ET – Workshop ends