Support for Dari-Speaking Parents Affected by the Crisis in Afghanistan: How parents can promote the wellbeing of their children and themselves during COVID-19 restrictions (Language: Dari)
In this special edition podcast in Dari, STARTTS Senior Clinician/Clinical Trainer, Nooria Mehraby, MD, addresses Afghan parents across NSW. In this podcast, Nooria provides:
- An introduction to STARTTS services
- An outline of some common symptoms of acute stress and retraumatisation
- Advice on how parents can get some relief from their symptoms while adhering to COVID-19 restrictions in NSW
- Tips on how parents can support the wellbeing of their children and adolescents during the crisis in Afghanistan and COVID-19 restrictions
- Suggestions on how to avoid exposure to graphic content amongst children and young people
- Guidance to parents who are concerned about their children falling behind with their schoolwork
- Warning signs to look out for in themselves and in their children that indicate the need to seek professional support
- Contact details for STARTTS, RACS (Refugee Advice & Casework Service), TIS, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and 000.
Nooria is a senior clinician and clinical trainer at STARTTS. Herself a former refugee, Nooria has more than 30 years experience working with refugees both overseas and here in Australia. This includes over 25 years experience at STARTTS. Nooria first trained as a medical doctor in her native Afghanistan and later obtained a Master of Counselling with Distinction in Australia. Her particular interest is in developing cross-cultural therapeutic interventions with refugees, especially with Muslim clients. In 2015 she was the recipient of Australian Muslim Professional of the Year Award.