October 21 2017, 9 AM – 3 PM @ Masjidullah
What does it take to create a happy family when modern life threatens to overwhelm us?
This symposium brings together experts who will present ideas that can easily be put to use in your own home to bring families closer together and build stress-free, strong, healthier, happier relationships where everyone flourishes and even the teenager treasures family time.
The aim of the presentations and workshops is to:
- Build a spousal relationship foundation
- Become a better parent
- Manage family members’ behavioral issues
- Enhance child-parent connection
This symposium was brought forth after a presentation by ICNA Relief’s Dana Winsey-Mohamed at the May 2016 Muslim Leadership Meeting. The presentation (“Domestic Violence, Breaking the Silence”) highlighted various types of abuse, with statistics illustrating how domestic abuse is present in all communities, ethnicities, religions, and socio-economic levels. Sister Dana’s presentation also brought to light many challenges within the home that negatively impact the relationship between husband and wife, as well as between parent and child(ren).
Following Sister Dana’s talk, it was apparent that more needed to be done to communicate openly about these problems, as well as explore ways of prevention through education on key topics like conflict resolution, communication skills, peaceful parenting, and alternatives to anger.
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|9:00 – 9:45 :||Reception|
|9:45 – 9:55 :||Dua|
|9:55 – 10:00 :||Welcoming Remarks|
|10:00 – 12:00 :||Presentations (see speaker bios)|
|12:00 – 1:00 :||Lunch (provided)|
|1:00 – 2:00 :||Workshops (see below)|
|2:00 – 3:00 :||General Discussion|
|3:00 – 3:05 :||Dua|
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|Rabab Alma||Communication Skills, SCREAM-Free Parenting & Staying Calm and Connected|
|Sahir Muhammad||The Need for Qualified Muslim Psychologists and Therapists|
|Shirley Jones Abdus Shakur||How to Stay in Peace Rather than Pieces in the Home|
|Miriam Bhutta||Alternatives to Anger & Domestic Violence from an Islamic Perspective|
|View Speaker Bios|
|Facilitator||Reflection, Discussion, and Application Session Title|
|Shirley Jones Abdus Shakur||The Benefits and Blessing of Being Kind in the Home|
|Dr. Rashidah Abdul-Khabir||Support Systems for Domestic Violence Victims|
|Miriam Bhutta||Recognizing and Preventing Domestic Violence|
|Herman “Abdus Salaam” Davis||Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, and Self-Esteem|
|Rabab Alma||Addressing the Nature of Parent-Teen Conflicts|
|Sahir Muhammad||Practical Steps to Address Marriage, Divorce, and Other Social Ills in the Muslim Community|
|Miriam Abuawadeh||Addressing Needs of a Child Witnessing or Experiencing Trauma or Domestic Violence|
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Masjidullah (7401 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia View Google Map for Directions) has a 126-spot parking lot and ample street parking nearby. It is within walking distance from SEPTA bus stops on routes 6, 16, 22, and XH.
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