Important Information from Japanese Government
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Community Support Symposium - Tokyo, Japan
I'm going to this Community Support Symposium organized by NPO Mental Care Association on June 27 (Sunday). The symposium will be in Japanese, and would touch on a several topics such as supports to the Hikikomoriひきこもり、NEETニート etc.
The meeting will be from 9.30am to 5.45pm. You will probably be able to meet a lot of people who are dealing with hikikomori, including the social workers, psychiatrists, and the family members of hikikomori and there will be a discussion session where people will discuss about how could they start from scratch in providing support to the stated above when they are lack of resources.
This symposium is very much driven to the public. I don't think that this meeting will be much of epidemiology or academic gain, but attending such seminar, we get to know what's going on in the field, and how people are dealing with it. Given the complexity of the phenomenon of Hikikomori and NEET, their experiences would be of much help as we like to start intervention on our own.
Therefore, I'm inviting those who have a Heart4Japan in Tokyo to attend this meeting!
Please log on to this website for more information as well as to download the application letter, or apply on line.
Let's have a H4J prayer meeting together after the event, to ask God of what He had spoken to us through this event, and how could we work hand in hand in order to provide social/community support to the hikikomori and the family members involved! It's time to WORK together, seek Him and the solution shall be given!
Register before June 14 (Monday) to get a 200 yen discount.
Non Members: 2, 500 yen (before event), or 3,000 yen (on the day registration)
Drop me a line if you are attending, so that we can try to sit together, and I can budget a place for our meeting after the symposium! Blessings!