REROOTING THE UPROOTED

RAISING A MUSLIM IN CANADA
 

 

BY

ABDELFETTAH ELKCHIRID

(Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)
2019

 

                                                                                     

Re-Rooting the Uprooted. Raising a Muslim in Canada is an inside look at the Moroccan Muslim community in Quebec. The book answers the question of how Muslim values are transmitted from one generation to another in multicultural Canada. The author explores the choices and the strategies available for parents in the Moroccan community as they struggle to reconcile their children’s Muslim identity with a multicultural context. The book offers a valuable window into a community that has –so far– been inaccessible. The information included in the book will undoubtly help researchers, policy makers, and social workers design support programs which will help Muslim families settle into the Canadian multicultural context.           

 

 

     
                

          Abdelfettah Elkchirid, a social worker by practice and assistant professor with Laurier’s Faculty of Social Work, has been recognized for his contributions to strengthen the community by helping refugees.
          In recognition of his work, he was presented with an Award of Distinction by World Refugee Day of Waterloo Region
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Laurier Inspiring Lives (https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2018/june/laurier-social-work-professor-recognized-for-making-a-difference-in-local-refugee-community.html)

 

                                                                                                    
 
         Abdelfettah Elkchirid
joined Wilfrid Laurier University in 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from the Université de Montréal. His doctoral research focuses on child rearing practices and the transmission of cultural and religious values to children of Moroccan families in Quebec. Abdelfettah joined Ottawa University in 2010 as a part-time professor and Carleton University in 2011 as a term instructor. His teaching experience and interests include structural approach to social work in direct practice and international social work; social work practice with individuals, groups and families; social work with involuntarily-assisted individuals; social work with groups; and cultural diversity.                               
        
As a clinical social worker in private practice for the last six years, Abdelfettah Elkchirid worked with immigrants, refugees and families, providing psychosocial evaluations in access and custody cases. He was also recognized as an expert witness in child access and custody matters by Hudson Vicinage Family Division in New Jersey and by Youth Courts in Montreal and Longueil.                                                                                                    As a clinical social worker with the Cultural Adjustment and Trauma Services (CATS) at the International Institute of New Jersey, Abdelfettah Elkchirid was trained in and applied trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy with trauma victims. He was often solicited as a guest lecturer by numerous universities such as Saint Peter’s College, Princeton Theological Seminary and Monmouth University in New Jersey, as well as New York University where he offered presentations on the topics of social work and trauma work with ethnic minorities.

                                                                                      
                                                                                                    

                  

    

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