Shuka Kalantari http://kalw.org en A different approach to therapy for refugees http://kalw.org/post/different-approach-therapy-refugees <p>Many Middle Eastern refugees are Iraqis who have fled war-related violence. But in the past decade, the largest number of refugees have actually come from Iran.</p><p>More than 15,000 Iranians have moved to California just since 2006. Though their country isn&rsquo;t currently at war, many Iranians suffer religious and political persecution. And they face many of the same social and cultural taboos about seeking mental healthcare as Iraqi refugees.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Shuka Kalantari 8243 at http://kalw.org A different approach to therapy for refugees The scars inside: An Iraqi refugee opens up about PTSD http://kalw.org/post/scars-inside-iraqi-refugee-opens-about-ptsd <p>Over the past decade, California has resettled more Middle Eastern refugees than any other state in the country. In Northern California, Santa Clara County in the South Bay is a resettlement hub for Middle Eastern refugees &ndash; more than 1,300 moved there since 2006. About one out of three of those refugees are from Iraq. And most have seen or suffered through violence related to the war.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Shuka Kalantari 8244 at http://kalw.org The scars inside: An Iraqi refugee opens up about PTSD Learning to eat well in the land of plenty http://kalw.org/post/learning-eat-well-land-plenty <p>For most of us, thinking about our healthy eating habits happens maybe once a year at New Years, or right before swimsuit season. But for refugee kids, learning how to eat healthy in America is an entirely new challenge. In another story by reporter Shuka Kalantari, 15-year-old Ja Tu Marip, a foster child from Myanmar, didn&rsquo;t have a lot of access to junk food like candy and soda. In this story by Shuka&nbsp;Kalantari, Ja Tu&rsquo;s older sister Seng Raw talks about her adjustment to the American diet.</p><blockquote><p>SENG RAW MARIP: Basically the food in Burma is rice.</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 19:30:00 +0000 Shuka Kalantari 2973 at http://kalw.org Learning to eat well in the land of plenty Food reeducation as a refugee http://kalw.org/post/food-reeducation-refugee <p>Many refugees are children who come to this country without their parents. And many have little to no understanding of how to eat well in their new home.</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:30:00 +0000 Shuka Kalantari 2972 at http://kalw.org Food reeducation as a refugee Counting calories at McDonalds http://kalw.org/post/counting-calories-mcdonalds <p>Today, more than 60 million people drop by the Golden Arches every day. So what exactly are those people eating? Fast food chains are required to post the number of calories found in their food on site, but those numbers can be hard to find.</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:30:00 +0000 Shuka Kalantari 2971 at http://kalw.org Counting calories at McDonalds