The Challenges of Aliyah: When and how Kav L’Noar can help?
Adjustment issues for Olim
Loss of language, culture, familiarity and community
A feeling of vulnerability – taps into old insecurities
Excitement alternating with feeling of being overwhelmed
Focus on survival
Mourning what was left behind
Loss of status
Struggling to reestablish oneself
Stress on marriage
Tendency to worry and anxiety
Adjustment issues for children and teens
Identity and Self esteem – normal struggles of adolescence (exacerbated by Aliyah)
Don’t get the rules
Anger and resentment at parents
Feeling of loss of control
Parents may lose confidence in their parenting abilities
Language challenges, messages, communication?
I cant even help my child with their homework
Frustration with a different system
How do I deal with my child’s anger, resentment, etc.?
How do I help my child who is being bullied?
How do I help my child to make friends?
Common Adolescent problems (exacerbated by Aliyah)
Starts with an unhappy child who just gets by
Teen may feel like he/she doesn’t fit in
Loss of self esteem
Lack of motivation in school
Loss of interest in making efforts socially
Rebellion against the parents religious expectations for them
Hanging out with “the wrong crowd”
Drinking and other self destructive behavior
Kav L’Noar helps parents and teens Get Back on Track
What we can provide:
Counseling, direction, and support for parents
Family therapy to help rebuild the communication between members of the family
Mentoring for teens to help them to learn social skills, learn how to build a relationship, and learn problem solving skills, which in turn builds confidence and self esteem
Individual therapy for teens