Psycho-Social Support Project For Children And Mothers
Further to the July-August 2006 war, Amel Association and MEDICO International have initiated a psychosocial support program in three centers of Amel Association in Southern suburbs of Beirut and South Lebanon. The program launched in October 2006 as a "post-war program" has encountered a real success. Irrespective of traumas due to the war, the project has revealed an important need in term of psychological support for a larger public.
Thus, Amel and Medico Association decided to prolong their collaboration and to implement a new psychosocial program. The project aims at supporting mothers, children and teenagers through psychosocial activities and counseling, and group discussions. Outings were also organized during summer vacations for the children. In addition, the psychologist in charge of the project will organize meetings gathering the animators, the social workers as well as the center's responsible in order to strengthen Amel's internal capacities in the psychosocial field.