This is an article published by CLEO on November in 2016. Original source can be read online.
By Yuka Sato, Clinical Supervisor & Junko Mifune, Counsellor. When a couple faces prolonged conflicts, or when they are not able to understand each other’s concerns or needs, actively engaging with these issues by having open dialogue or utilizing couples or marriage counselling are important steps the couple can take to improve the situation. However, […]
By Junko Mifune, JSS Counsellor To follow up on my previous article, I would like to write about the impact of DV on children. As noted in my previous article, in homes where DV occurs, the victim is a mother, the abuse she experiences impacts her physical and mental health, and she is often traumatized […]
Japanese Social Services (JSS) is asked to consult on a wide range of problems, including Domestic Violence (referred as DV), some of which involve life and death situations. JSS’s two counsellors have been involved in such issues for many years, and each issue needs a lot of time, effort and resources to try to resolve.
This is my ninth year working at JSS as a counsellor. I have been working very hard as a JSS counsellor for all these years, and although JSS has been providing quality social services to the Japanese ethno-cultural community in the GTA for about two decades,