”About 12,000 Afghans were evacuated by the British Government under the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) to rebuild their lives in the UK”[1][2].

About the War

In the summer of 2021, the U.S military decided to end its 20 years presence in Afghanistan. The resurgence of Taliban during the end of deployment of the U.S military led to the world’s largest refugee crisis causing a forced displacement of more than 6 million people.

Tools for Screening

The Centre for Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma (CAST) have collated resources from around the Trust to support the Afghan Evacuee Response. These resources are for staff to use and show to patients. Patients are welcome to use the video and audio resources available on this page whenever they need them. The video and audio resources in Farsi should also be useful for Dari speakers.

Brief Screening Information Pack

The Brief Screening Information Pack contains revised editions of questionnaires and helpful resources. It contains: Afghan Repatriation – Brief Screening; CRIES-8 – Revised Child Impact of Events Scale; Young Child PTSD Screen (YCPS) – Parent Report; TSQ: Trauma Screening Questionnaire. To download the Brief Screening Information Pack, click the language you would like it in below:

English

Farsi

Pashto

Trauma Screening Questionnaire (TSQ)

The TSQ is a 10-item symptom screen that was designed for use with survivors of all types of traumatic stress. To download the questionnaire, click the language you would like it in below:

Farsi

GAD-7 Questionnaire

The GAD-7 is a patient questionnaire which is used as a screening tool and severity measure for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). To download the questionnaire, click the language you would like it in below:

Farsi

Physical Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

The PHQ-9 is a multipurpose resource that helps screen, diagnose, monitor and measure the severity of depression. To download the PHQ-9, click the language you would like it in below:

Farsi

Children’s Impact of Event Scale (CRIES-8)

The Children’s Impact of Event Scale (CRIES-8) is one of the most widely used resources for measuring traumatic stress symptoms in children aged 8 and older. To download the Children’s Impact of Event Scale, click the language you would like it in below:

Farsi

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If you have a question or would like to work with CAST email us at cast.cnwl@nhs.net

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