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Arab American Family Services
All information about our services is included on our website under “Services” with specific, up-to-date information here: http://arabamericanfamilyservices.org/
Arab American Family Services (AAFS), a nonprofit social service agency founded in 2001, provides caring, compassionate assistance to (South Suburban) Chicagoland residents, with special sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of Arab Americans. AAFS offers support in the areas of public benefits, immigration, domestic violence, mental health, sexual assault and elderly services and sponsors outreach programs to build healthier families and communities. As a locally focused, nonpolitical and nonreligious agency, AAFS takes a leading role in building bridges respect and understanding between Arab-American and mainstream-American cultures. We not only assist Arab speakers in their native language and dialect, we are increasingly recognized by government agencies and other nonprofits as the best local resource for cultural exchange and translation services. AAFS serves as a catalyst for social change by actively seeking to confront the myths and taboos that have kept some Arab Americans from obtaining the assistance they need. By helping local neighbors overcome personal crisis, strengthen their families, and live healthier, more successful lives, Arab American Family Services is making a profound and positive impact in our community.
Domestic Violence Services Provided:
- Safety Planning and Service Planning
- Case Management
- Direct crisis intervention services for the victim and children
- Counseling for victims and their children
- Court support and assistance
- Orders of Protection
- Information and referral services
- Law enforcement intervention
- Criminal and civil justice advocacy
- In-house legal assistance
- Translation and Interpretation
- Toll-free 24-Hour Crisis Line (708) 945-7600
Comprehend the key objectives of the Illinois Department of Human Services ProtocolDemonstrate an understanding of essential PAIP curriculum components Exhibit an understanding of an effective group process with appropriate co-facilitation skills Understand and gain the tools to engage with difficult participants Be familiar with PAIP Requirements and Reporting This virtual PAIP training meets the DHS training requirement for PAIP staff; however, participants in this virtual training will be unable to use this training towards CPAIP certification, as ICDVP has not approved virtual trainings. CPAIP certification is voluntary and not required to run PAIP programming.
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