The teen years are the time when children learn vital lessons and skills that will help them as they develop into an adult. This is also when parents’ and teens’ relationships can change. This can be exciting or scary for both parents and teens. It can be especially challenging for families adjusting to being in new countries.
Zahara’s program is a guide that covers topics that often come up in families raising teens in the United States. Your family has probably struggled in some of these, but you are not alone. Every parent worries for their children, and most teens may face these challenges. In addition, some families may be dealing with the stress of adjusting to culture and language and have experienced trauma in their home countries or journey to the US.
It can be challenging to raise teens, especially in a new country, but you have an influential role in helping your child grow and succeed. This program will help you talk to your teen about essential issues and listen to what they say. Think about what you want for your child and how you want them to grow.
This is an exciting but challenging time in life. You are changing physically and in ways, you relate to the world around you. as you participate in the program, consider what parts of your history and cultures are most important to you and what things you would like to adopt from this new culture.
HOW WE DO IT
Zahara program is for parents and teens who are new in the US. With parents and the teens, a service provider read together a guide and talks about topics and issues- sharing their opinions and asking each other questions. As a result, parents and teens get to know each other and better strengthen their relationships.
After Silence support group
Our mission is to support, empower, validate, and educate teens and their families and supporters. The core of our program is a support group, message board, and chat room where teens and families come together in a mutually supportive and safe environment.
The program provides a platform to use video and documentaries to share our experiences with the world. This will help educate the families to feel they are not alone. The ability to see and hear the person sharing the story through video as the medium is invaluable in helping the listener make an emotional connection. The authenticity of each level makes it even more compelling and thus more likely to evoke a response that leads to action from the listener.
We prepare each other to tell our stories in public with dignity. Speaking in public is one of our greatest fears. Another is exposing our inner selves. The program prepares survivors to share their stories and the public while maintaining their dignity and safety.
Contact us, and we will take it from there.