Post-resettlement stressors, coping strategies, and the Afghan Symptom Checklist

A recorded webinar of this training is available on the Center of Excellence's website on their NewComer Health page to see all their resources. Or click here to watch the recording of the training.


  • Describe examples of resettlement stressors and potential impact on the mental health among Afghan arrivals
  • Provide examples of how Afghans may speak about and understand distress, including two examples of Afghan idioms of distress
  • Understand some ways in which Afghan may seek help
  • Understand the purpose and use of the Afghan Symptom Checklist

MODERATOR: Patricia Shannon, PhD, LP


Qais Alemi, PhD, MPH, MBA

  • Associate Professor and Researcher; Loma Linda University (CA)
  • Focus on understanding the social and psychological challenges endured by populations affected by political violence

Ken Miller, PhD

  • Senior Researcher; War Child Holland
  • Author of The Refugee Experience blog on Psychology Today
  • Author of War Torn: Stories of Courage, Love, and Resilience


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