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What it's like to be a parent in a war zone - Aala El-Khani

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How do parents protect their children and help them feel secure again when their homes are ripped apart by war? In this warm-hearted talk, psychologist Aala El-Khani shares her work supporting— and learning from— refugee families affected by the civil war in Syria. She asks: How can we help these loving parents give their kids the warm, secure parenting they most need?

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For more information on the research Dr. Aala El-Khani and her colleagues have conducted exploring the parenting challenges and needs of Syrian refugee families and links to published papers see here.

For open access family skills resources in multiple languages, co-authored by Dr. Aala El-Khani, visit the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

To read more about this research study or to download the Parenting Leaflet in various languages see here and here.

To view a short film (Departing:Arrivals) made by UK film maker Hafsah Naib in collaboration with Aala and colleagues exploring the incredible will and commitment resettled Syrian refugees in Manchester (UK) show to protect, engage and raise their children after conflict see here.
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