Training workshop in Parenting Skills held by Mohajer Centre in Mashhad
Report by the Directorate for International Academic Cooperation–
On 5 May 2023, a training workshop in "Parenting Skills" was held by Mohajer Centre for Immigrants Mental Health Development in Mashhad. This workshop was among the series of psychology training workshops held for Afghan immigrants by the Mohajer Centre.
Dr Ali Rezaei and Ms Zeynab Hosseini administered the workshop materials, and Ms Roghayeh Hosseini coordinated the session between the speakers and the participants.
The event was organized by the Mohajer Centre for Immigrants Mental Health Development (Mashhad Branch) in cooperation with the Directorate for International Academic Cooperation at Allameh Tabataba'i University (ATU) and the Afghanistan Elites' Scientific-Cultural Association, and attended by immigrant families and instructors.
In this training workshop, the Afghan parents learned about the various definitions of parenting, the importance of parenting, different parenting styles, Maslow's pyramid of needs, the importance of meeting children's needs, and the optimal ways to ensure children's psychological security.
Moreover, a parenting styles questionnaire was distributed among the participants, its scale method was clarified, and the Afghan parents tried to identify their parenting styles by filling in the questionnaire.
The last 20 minutes of the workshop included a QA session where the attendees and parents asked questions about their parenting styles and children.
The Mohajer Centre for Immigrants' Mental Health Development was first established in Tehran with the cooperation of Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran Municipality, and the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency. Currently, the centre has offices in Tehran, Qom, and Mashhad and provides psychological counselling and training to Afghan immigrants.