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Exhibiting hope and creating social inclusion in our own ways— an art exhibition by the Afghan Youth of South Australia

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Faces in my head ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 23 Medium: Pastel on paper ‘My works are my feeling about life, especially in Afghan families. Suddenly I got to draw a face. While I was drawing I thought about a woman that is in a frustration and showed that it’s a sad story of any woman who cannot be equal with the men around the world.’ Artist Zahra Hosseini is a 19 year old young female artist from Afghanistan. Zahra arrived in Australia one year ago. Zahra joined Afghan Youth of SA (AYSA) a few month after arriving. Zahra started painting through this project. Zahra did have no any experience with painting prior joining this project but she has been...

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Trying not to fight with friends

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In this video, Stay Strong Football Club offers some ideas about ways to come together after a fight, try not to fight with friends, and how to work towards good behaviour at any place. We hope these ideas are helpful to others!     Part 2: How we overcome bullying, survive the ocean of depression, and more!...

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References

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Denborough, D. (Ed.). (2006). Trauma: Narrative responses to traumatic experience. Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre Publications. Denborough, D. (2008). Collective narrative practice: Responding to individuals, groups, and communities who have experienced trauma. Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre Publications. Denborough, D. (2014). Retelling the stories of our lives: Everyday narrative therapy to draw inspiration and transform experience. New York, NY: W.W.Norton. Epston, D. (1992). A proposal for a re-authoring therapy: Rose’s revisioning of her life, and a commentary by Kevin Murray. In S. McNamee & K.J. Gergen (Eds.), Therapy as a social construction....

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About narrative approaches

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This project is based on narrative approaches to therapy, group work and community work. These approaches were initially developed by Australian, Michael White, and New Zealander, David Epston. Narrative therapy centres people as the experts in their own lives and views problems as separate from people. Narrative therapy assumes that people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. The word ‘narrative’ refers to the emphasis that is placed upon the stories of people’s lives and the differences that can be made through particular tellings and re-tellings of these...

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Acknowledgements

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The following people and organisations made this project possible!    All the young people whose ideas, skills, knowledge and stories are contained in these pages … and especially their determination to share what they know in order to assist others. Muslim Women’s Association of South Australia. Thanks to Shaista Kalaniya. Afghan Youth of South Australia and Lutheran Community Care (Adelaide). Special thanks to Mohammed Hamidi and Sayed Musa Zakizada. Aboriginal AFL Academy at Port Adelaide Football Club Feast Queer Youth Drop-in Space, with special thanks to Indi Wishart, Natrydd Sigurthur, Margie Fischer and Edwin Kemp. Australian Psychologists and...

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Part 9: how this encyclopedia was created and how you can use it

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The knowledge, ideas and stories of young people included in this encyclopedia were generated from small group discussions, often sparked by first sharing the ‘survival skills’ of another group of young people and asking for a response. In this way, there was always a particular reason for speaking, and young people were positioned from the beginning as making a contribution to others. There was never any pressure, or expectation, for young people to speak directly, in the first person, about hardships they may have experienced. Instead, the focus was on their ‘survival skills’. The following questions were used as a guide: What do you turn to in order to get through...

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Part 8: this encyclopedia keeps growing online – like Wikipedia!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This collection of stories and knowledge is still growing. We’ve only included a small sample here. There is an online site where you can read further stories from young people, see a virtual exhibit of artwork, watch video clips and listen to two exquisitely beautiful songs. What’s more, like Wikipedia, you can also contribute to this online site. You can send messages to any of the young people whose stories you have read here (and we will pass them on) and you can also share the special skills and knowledge that you use to get through hard times and to face hostility.  We would love to hear from you!   Part 9: How this encyclopedia was created and how you...

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Part 7: Looking to the future: Not giving up on our goals

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It seems appropriate to end this collection of stories and knowledge by looking to the future. Not giving up on our goals by Chrakhan Fardi I was born in the cold of the snowy winter in Kurdistan, where there was no electricity; therefore we relied on oil lamps. When I was younger I was very quiet and shy. When we first arrived in Australia there were less than ten Kurdish families in Adelaide. My brother was the outgoing one in the family, he could talk to and make friends with anyone. As a girl, however, I enjoyed my own company. When you are new to a country, it does not feel like home, but the key is you can make it like home. In doing so, I have learnt to be...

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Part 6: Philosophies that carry us through hard times from young people living with disability

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are a group of young people living with disability who are passionate about making changes. Like anyone, sometimes we go through some pretty rough times. We’ve all had experiences of when people have said thoughtless or discriminatory things, or when they have been patronising.   While at school When I was in year 7 I was the best in spelling but I was put in the ‘special class’. They said that they wanted to make the class smaller. It made no sense. I was asked if I wanted to attend the sex ed class or if I wanted to attend something else. What’s going on with that?   Out on the town I was out with my sister at the theatre and they had to remove a...

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A message from Syrian mothers

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When a group of Syrian mothers heard these young people’s welcoming tips, they sent the following message: Hello, We are a group of Syrian mothers meeting at the Muslim Women’s Association here in Adelaide. Today we heard the letter that you wrote at Adelaide Secondary School of English. Some of you are our children! There were 15 of us mothers listening today and also 5 small children. We think your letter says it all. Some parts were very moving to us. Even though you are young, it is like you are speaking for us. Home will always be home. We also miss our friends. The person who was translating for us today was very moved when you said that you miss speaking Arabic....

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