Utility Container

Mobile Menu Trigger (container)

Off Canvas Container (Do Not Edit)

Site Info Container

Counseling Department

As you know, the COVID-19 has resulted in the closure of schools and several public and private institutions throughout the country and world. This may lead to lots of questions from children and a wide variety of feelings from children and adults alike. This is normal as new information and changes evolve from day to day. Some of the ways we can help them cope with the social-emotional and personal impact is through education, age-appropriate discussions, encouragement and reassurance.

AUS Counselors continue to provide student services through guidance lessons, advisory, college/career counseling, and general counseling support if you or your child need to talk. Also, we can refer students to counseling teletherapy services within Kuwait at your request, which is provided by clinical counselors.

Please contact your respective school counselor/psychologist if you need any assistance. We are available through email, phone and live virtual discussion if necessary. Furthermore, below we have compiled videos, articles, and infographics from reputable sources for your viewing. We look forward to hearing from you and want to help in any way we can. Our office hours are Sunday - Thursday from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00p.m.

 

Wendy Alfalah
(PreK-12)
School Psychologist
w.alfalah@aus.edu.kw

Torino Johnson
(1st-3rd)
ES Counselor
t.johnson@aus.edu.kw

Andrea Phillips
(4th-8th)
ES/MS Counselor
a.phillips@aus.edu.kw

Dareen Tawil
(9th-12th)
HS Counselor

d.tawil@aus.edu.kw

 

 

PREVENTION/EDUCATION

FAMILY AND CHILD SUPPORT

COPING STRATEGIES

Infographic

Stop the Spread of Germs by Center for Disease Control

Videos
Elementary Students

Germs and Handwashing by Sid the Science Kid

Secondary Students & Adults

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus by NPR Malaka Gharib

Protection Against the COVID-19 by World Health Organization

Website
Secondary Students & Adults

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Article

How to Talk to Kids About COVID-19 by Harvard Health

PDF

Helping Families-Caregivers Cope with COVID-19 by National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Video

Talking to Kids About COVID - 19 by Child Mind Institute

 

 

 

 

Infographics

Helping Children Cope with COVID Infographic

Helping Adolescents Cope with COVID Infographic

Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak by World Health Organization