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Support to Help Your Children and Family During these Difficult Times

The current state of our country and world has been hard for us all, including the children in our lives. It is important that we all do what we can to take care of our overall wellbeing, including our physical and emotional health, and support our children to do so as well.

If your child has lots of worries, difficulty concentrating, is withdrawn or getting upset or angry more easily,  this may be impacting their ability to do well in school, in their relationships with family and friends, and sometimes even with managing daily activities.

Counseling can be a great support for them and AACI is here to help.

AACI provides individual counseling, family counseling, parenting support, case management and medication evaluation and support services through telehealth and in person, if needed. Contact us today to determine which of our programs best fits your needs.

For general program information, please contact Nira Singh, Psy.D., Director of Behavioral Health: Nira.Singh@aaci.org<mailto:Nira.Singh@aaci.org>

Eligibility for Family & Child Specialty Mental Health Outpatient Programs:

*   Child or adolescent between 6-21 years old
*   Must have full scope Medi-Cal and meets program parameters
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Eligibility for ADAPT – Adolescent Outpatient Substance Abuse program

*   Adolescent between 13-21 years old
*   Struggling with Alcohol and Drugs and meets program parameters
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Or call (408) 975-2730 and ask for our any of our Family and Children Department program managers for more information.

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Top Tips For Relocating To Qatar

With its high salaries, zero income tax, and glamorous lifestyle, it’s not surprising that Qatar is one of the hottest destinations for expats. Here are some top tips to help you prepare for moving there.

Get ready to embrace the heat

One of the biggest challenges expats face when moving to Qatar is acclimatizing to the intense climate. Temperatures can peak at around 50 degrees Celcius in summer and levels of humidity can reach around 40-60%. But you shouldn’t let this put you off, because every building has air-conditioning and there are numerous hotel pools to cool down in.  

Take advantage of the excellent healthcare 

Qatar boasts one of the top 5 healthcare systems in the world which is great news for expats. And because all employers in Qatar are legally required to provide healthcare for their employees, expats should be covered from day one. They can either access state healthcare services at a subsidized rate or buy private health insurance to access excellent private facilities and cover any costs not met through public healthcare. 

Remember to dress conservatively 

Qatari society is heavily influenced by Islamic customs, so expats should dress conservatively when out and about in public. Men should avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts in public places and women should avoid wearing revealing clothes that don’t cover their shoulders and knees. It’s also important to respect local etiquette when it comes to greetings and general behavior. 

Be aware of the strict laws on drugs and alcohol

For most expats, drinking alcohol is a normal part of life, but in Qatar, there are strict laws to abide by. Drinking alcohol or being drunk in public are offenses and drink-driving and other alcohol-related offenses can result in imprisonment, fines, or even deportation. That said, alcohol is still available at licensed hotel restaurants, bars, and certain clubs and expats should carry their Qatar ID or passport with them. The use and selling of recreational drugs are illegal too, and offenders can face long-term imprisonment, heavy fines, and deportation.