Mental Health Services for Japanese Victims

The Ishinomaki community was struck by the Tsunami in March 2011.  The $53,000 grant from IDRF, targets shelter residents and medical and disaster response professionals like nurses, firemen, shelter staff, etc. who have been at the front lines of relief work.

In the next four months, this project will provide individual and group counselling, using a myriad of culturally-sensitive techniques including music and massage therapy.

Staff will also develop and distribute public education videos to raise awareness of presenting symptoms and make communities aware of health resources available to them

This collaborative project is staffed by Japanese-American volunteers from the United States and locally recruited and trained therapist.The project aims to serve 850 beneficiaries in a four-month period. SHINE Humanity welcomes KWN to its list of partner agencies.


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