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Supporting Teens (Part 2)


Saturday, 05 Oct 19 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM

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At Nawawi Center, we have been working hard to support our young friends. What our young ones experience outside, with friends and in the community is important, but what they experience at home is even more important!

That's why we are getting together again with our friends at the NZ Muslims Psychologists Collective, and along with the support of CDHB, and the help of a trained Islamic scholar, we are bringing you Part 2 of the workshop on "Supporting Teens" (note: you don't need to have attended Part 1 to attend Part 2 - all welcome!)

When: Sat 5 Oct, 10:30am-2:30pm

Where: Activity Room, Level 1, Tūranga Library

Who: Parents (or caregivers) supporting teenagers

Presented by NZ Muslim psychologists and a trained Islamic scholar, this workshop is an opportunity for parents to:

- discuss issues facing our young people growing up in a NZ Muslim context

- explore Islamic perspectives on parenting and supporting children through difficult times

- share and learn from other parents' experiences

SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED, so please make sure you sign up early. 

Meet Our Presenters

We are lucky to have some amazing experts at the NZ Muslim Psychologists Collective (NZMPC) who are dedicated to helping our community. And it doesn't hurt that they are long time friends of Nawawi Center! In fact, the two clinical psychologists heading this workshop also ran the wellbeing sessions at our Hawaa Girls Camp earlier this year.

Dr Shaystah Dean is a Clinical Psychologist working with people of all ages in her private practice. Much of her clinical work involves supporting people in difficult times, helping make sense of what is happening for them, and offering strategies to enhance wellbeing. Her experience is in the area of child, adolescent, and adult mental health, offending, suicide prevention, and couples therapy. While born in Hamilton and raised in multicultural Auckland, Shaystah now calls Wellington home where she is actively involved in its Muslim community.

Zeenah Adam was born and raised in Wellington and has held many voluntary roles including teaching, counselling, workshop facilitation, resource development, advocacy, and events coordination. She is a cross-cultural, Clinical Psychologist, currently working across a diverse range of areas including mental health and wellbeing, pain and brain injury rehabilitation, intercultural awareness and adaptation. Zeenah has previously worked in Youth services, youth education and child and adolescent mental health service. 

Sheikh Haamid, one of our very own local scholars from Dar Al Quran (Auckland), is also on hand to provide the Islamic context in supporting teenagers in New Zealand. Although he was born in Auckland, Sheikh Haamid trained in Egypt and then Yemen where he spent several years in the renowned Dar Al Mustafa Seminary before returning to New Zealand and qualifying as a lawyer. Sheikh Haamid lives in Auckland with his wife and works as a mediator, whilst also teaching youth at Dar al Quran. 



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