In Summer 2021, the U.S. withdrew their military presence from Afghanistan and shortly after, the Taliban took control of the capital, Kabul. Over 78,000 Afghan citizens were evacuated from Afghanistan to the United States. Individuals and families are being resettled throughout the country, and a variety of organizations are helping to support their adjustment to life in a new society. This webinar seeks to equip social workers with the knowledge and skills to provide people-centered and trauma-informed assistance to this population.
Join us for this free interactive webinar to earn 1.5 CEU and learn:
- Key dimensions of what led to the emergency evacuation of Afghan citizens
- The unique biopsychosocial factors that affect this group
- Community-based and government organizations assisting through resettlement programs and efforts
- Opportunities for social workers to support Afghan resettled and repatriated communities
- Fouzia Azizi
- Dr. Farid Younos
This program is made possible through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Children and Families.
Panelist Bio: Fouzia Azizi
Fouzia is a refugee from Afghanistan who brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to her work serving refugees in our community. After she fled Afghanistan, she worked in Pakistan on educational programs and women’s rights, including on a project to create the educational curriculum for all the refugee girls’ schools in Pakistan. She was also involved in establishing schools for refugees in the northern border region near Afghanistan. Over the years, Fouzia worked with the UN High Commission on Refugees, the Norwegian Refugee Council, and the International Rescue Committee. After coming to the United States, Fouzia pursued further education, raised her children, and eventually served as a volunteer with JFCS East Bay.
Panelist Bio: Dr. Farid Younos
Dr. Farid Younos received his Doctorate degree in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco and, in addition to becoming a television personality and celebrity who, with his controversial and novel ideas attracted millions of viewers in the Afghan community worldwide, as an advocate of women rights. After the events of September 11, 2001, Dr. Younos has responded by educating others about Islam and politics of Afghanistan
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