The ongoing crisis in Afghanistan is complex and spans decades. The most recent incidents have effected military servicemembers who served in Afghanistan and Afghans who are arriving to the U.S. What can mental health providers who treat clients across Give an Hour’s national network of care do to build trust and overcome treatment-related stigma? This continuing education online webinar event will provide a wealth of new insights to help mental health providers become aware of the history of Afghanistan, the current events that led to displacement, and the basic values and cultural practices. As a result, providers will be skilled in building trust and create an open dialogue around possible challenges clients utilizing Give an Hour may experience. Attendees will be able to:
- Describe culturally responsive ways to interact with individuals in the Afghan and Central Asian Population.
- Describe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Identify the cultural and linguistic attributes that affect mental health in Afghan individuals