Islamic Social Services Association -USA (ISSA-USA)
The mission of ISSA-USA is to build a network of professional, paraprofessional and volunteer social service providers; and to enhance their capacity through education, training, technical assistance, research, mentorship and collaboration.
Our approach is multifaceted and includes a focus on the secular and other faith providers, Muslim community members, imams, community leaders and professionals as well as promotion of cross-cultural awareness among Muslims. ISSA USA offers a range of workshops and trainings for Muslim, other faith and secular communities that facilitate our approach.
Our Objectives Provide training programs for imams, community leaders, Muslim, secular and other faith professionals and paraprofessionals.
Provide consultation and serve as a liaison with secular and other faith social service providers.
Encourage Muslim students to major in professional education in the fields of social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology and psychiatry.
Encourage and facilitate the publication of research about social service and mental health issues concerning Muslims and to serve as a clearinghouse for resource material.
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