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Project 102

Challenge Question

In what ways can Mental Wellness and Domestic Violence Information and Resources be accessible and shared with specific communities?

Partner: Dr. Roz's Healing Place

Project Summary

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For this project, students will create an app focused on mental health and wellness resources for women and youth who are impacted by social, political, and social violence. This app will be created with input from the specialists at Dr. Roz's Healing Place, an institution that has been serving women and children fleeing forms of violence for over 30 years. The abuse that women and youth encounter have a tremendous effect on vital aspects of mental health and wellness including self-esteem, school, work, and personal relationships and can make them cautious and distrustful of in-person modes of support such as cognitive behavioural therapy, counseling, and play therapy.

This project is premised on the belief that the creation of a mental health and wellness app or a platform could possibly serve the immediate needs of health and wellness services by both women and youth at risk. This interactive app or platform will enable victims of abuse to engage more easily than the one-on-one sessions or zoom counseling meetings currently offered by allowing them to actively engage and participate in their own healing - on their own time and in their own space. The research team for this project might be comprised of individuals with interests or specializations in the areas of women's studies, equity and disability studies, social work, digital design, mental health/psychology, and communication studies.

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Organizational Profile

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Dr. Roz’s Healing Place (DRHP) is a not-for-profit charitable organization and a Centre for empowerment and healing that has been in operation since 1981, with a structural re-build and name change in 2004. Our Organization serves clients from all across Ontario, Canada and the world. DRHP provides emergency crisis and care to all those who identify as women, children and youth emerging from abusive relationships access to a safe living environment conducive to healing and wellness. This facility helps women and their children to recover from violence and trauma through an integrative and holistic approach. Dr. Roz’s Healing Place works towards the eradication of violence against all those who identify as women and their children locally, nationally and globally. Through the delivery of innovative programs and services, Dr. Roz’s Healing Place helps empower survivors of violence to make positive changes.

Partner Website

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Key Words

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  • Community
  • Mental Health