Jan 28 2022


10:00 am - 11:30 am

Afghan Humanitarian Arrivals: Post-resettlement stressors, coping strategies & the Afghan Symptom Checklist

The Minnesota Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health is hosting this webinar regarding Afghan arrivals.

Friday, Jan 28, 2022
1 – 2:30 pm ET | 12 – 1:30 pm CT | 11 am – 2:30 pm MT | 10 am – 11:30 am PT

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Learning Objectives

  • 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

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


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Department of Health.

The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other participants will receive a proof of attendance document from MDH following completion of a post-webinar evaluation and are responsible for determining if this training meets CE criteria for their professional organization.