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Working with refugees from Syria and surrounding Middle East countries

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Practical tips from cultural and psychological perspectives.

Including a special addendum on mental health for health and mental health professionals

Clinic Psychology’s Public Mental Health Initiative is proud to present a set of tip sheets based on cultural and psychological best practices, for individuals working with refugees from Syria and surrounding countries in the Middle East. The tips were developed as a collaborative initiative by cross cultural and international psychologists and a few public health workers around the world, and were developed to translate available knowledge to concrete and useful communication and action strategies. The tip sheets include accessible, applicable, succinct, and culturally relevant advice that are meant to be distributed as shared. The goal is to promote positive cross cultural experiences and assist in the transition of, and work with refugees from this region.

These tips draw on culturally appropriate psychological knowledge and available best practices for these areas:

  1. General Information
  2. Culture
  3. Family and Children
  4. Education
  5. Gender
  6. Building Relationships and Trust
  7. Migration and Resettlement
  8. Mental Health (focused on health and mental health professionals)
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The Upside of Worry

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Worry and anxiety have an upside. It’s true. Many worriers are often more empathic, creative and sensitive people. And that can be quite a gift. But when the worry becomes overwhelming, it’s important to get some help. While you’re working on that anxiety though, remember that you have qualities that offset the distress of worry. Appreciating those special qualities while you’re working on your anxiety can help take the edge off your worry.

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