Recognition of experiences

  • Pre-arrival to Australia: Young clients who have arrived as refugees may be experiencing the effects of trauma and fleeing from persecution in war torn countries of origin and may need additional counselling supports to work through emotions of post-traumatic stress.

  • Australian born youth: Many young people of Arabic speaking backgrounds are born in Australia, yet experience issues of cultural conflict and intergenerational conflict as their identity is influenced by both traditional family culture and mainstream Australian culture.