Mental Health & Psychosocial

Strategy Development for a Mental Health and Psychological support Knowledge Hub

The objective of the report is to identify the psychosocial impact and needs of humanitarian actors working with refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, North Iraq and Palestine. The research approach was based on mixed methods combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies. A closed questionnaire was disseminated online on the one hand, and on the other, in-depth interviews were conducted with selected candidates.

Working Paper No. 459: Development Ethics Through the Lenses of Caring, Gender, and Human Security

This paper explores some faces of globalization by using a gender perspective, in order to consider reproduction (psychological and emotional as well as biological) and the activities and attitudes of care that give moral resources for response to systemic tragedy, not only for identifying and understanding it. There now exist globally interconnected systems of vulnerability and capability, for which matching systems of human security, care and responsibility are needed in order to protect human dignity.

Child Sexual Abuse: The Lebanese Situation

This study was envisioned by KAFA in partnership with Save the Children Sweden following the encounter with several child sexual abuse victims at the end of the July 2006 war. It has been implemented in collaboration with the Higher Council for Childhood (HCC), the Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA), the Development Community Centers, Arab International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ARABISPCAN), the Rene Mouawad Foundation (Access MENA Project), World Vision Area Development Programs in Bourj Hammoud and Bekaa, in addition to Child Protection NGOs.

الهوية النسائية الجديدة

"الهوية النسائية الجديدة" هي دراسة ميدانيّة في تجاوز التنميط الجنسي لدى فئة من الشابات اللبنانيات قامت بها عزة شرارة بيضون، ونشرت في مجلة العلوم الاجتماعية الصادرة عن معهد العلوم الاجتماعية (الفرع الاوّل) من الجامعة اللبنانية، في العدد الاول الصادر عام 1991. تطمح هذه الدراسة لأن تنضمّ الى مثيلاتها الدراسات النسائية السيكولوجية لدراسات أوسع، و تكون في مجموعها مركزا مرجعيا تجري مكاملته في الابحاث المماثلة اللاحقة في المسألة النسائية.

Assessment of mental health and psychosocial support services for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Syria's third year of civil war has caused a rapid acceleration in influx of the refugees to Lebanon with the intensification of clashes in recent months. In fall 2013 more than 2000 Syrian refugees are fleeing to Lebanon on daily basis. The mental health needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon have not received thorough assessment. Information about the nature, the quality, and coverage of these services for the Syrian refugees is lacking. Methodology The Syrian refugee assessment for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) took place in August and September 2013.

Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide

This Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide has been under development by the Terrorism Disaster Branch of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD. Although not a final document, the present version is being released to meet the need for guidelines and strategies for early assistance to so many affected by Hurricane Katrina. Members of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD, as well as other individuals involved in coordinating and participating in disaster response, have contributed to the current document.

Health & Psychological Assistance Commission Report for The Victims of War in South Lebanon

A committee constituted of stakeholders in both KRC and EL-NADIM visited some villages in south Lebanon between September 4th & 7th, 2006. This post-war exploration tour extended to Marjeyoun, Tyr & Bint Jbeil. The report presents their findings concerning the residential condition, the medical condition and the psychological condition, as well as their conclusions and recommendations. This package includes the Arabic and the English version of the report.

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