YOU ARE STRONG: (Psychological support for CP and GBV ‎children Project)‎

It’s important to understand the effects of the children early experiences on their mental health and long-term development, with possible consequences for society at large. Many of the residents in Lebanon (local residents, refugees and IDPs) have experienced trauma and loss. Children who are exposed to war and violence or poverty at high risk for suffering from mental health problems. Research on children identifies posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the most common such problem, followed by depression. the children also tend to have higher levels of behavioral or emotional problems, including aggression and other affective disorders.

The onset of these mental health problems can have long-term negative consequences. Children who suffer from PTSD or depression, or exhibit difficult behaviors, we must find ways to cope with their symptoms as soon as possible, by a setting that provides little, if any, support to address such problems. These problems are only exacerbated when caring adults (parents or others) are missing from the lives of the children, perhaps because they have died or been left behind or get busy at work. These mental health problems yield a high cost for society.

The education crisis also directly contributes to mental health issues and dangers. Children who are not formally educated are more likely to feel marginalized and hopeless, making them vulnerable targets for radicalization.

Child labor is widespread in Lebanon and this refers to the exploitation of children through any form of work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and is mentally, physically, socially or morally harmful. Such exploitation is prohibited by legislation worldwide.

Many children exposed to violence in the home are also victims of physical abuse. Children who witness domestic violence or are victims of abuse themselves are at serious risk for long-term physical and mental health problems. Children who witness violence between parents may also be at greater risk of being violent in their future relationships. If a parent is an experienced abuse when was a child, it can be difficult to know how to protect the child.

The neglect of children can also carry civil unrest across generations. Girls who are not enrolled in school are at risk for sexual assaults, sexual exploitation, and early marriage, all of which can contribute to depression, PTSD, and other mental health disorders – both of them and their children. In the long term, these serious impediments to the children’s healthy maturation and preparation for adulthood may greatly inhibit the successful building of their future and could lead to decades of poverty and unrest.

The phenomenon of Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence directed against a person because of that person's gender or violence that affects persons of a particular gender disproportionately. Violence against women is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women and shall mean all acts of gender-based violence that result in, or are likely to result in physical harm, sexual harm, psychological, or economic harm or suffering to women. It can include violence against women, domestic violence against women, men or children living in the same domestic unit. Although women and girls are the main victims of GBV, it also causes severe harm to families and communities.


الأهداف العامة: 
The General objective:‎ • To protect vulnerable children and survivors of ‎Gender Based Violence (GBV) from violence, abuse ‎and exploitation.‎ Specific objectives:‎ • To support vulnerable children and survivors of GBV ‎to access an integrated package of quality prevention ‎and response services.‎ • To empower vulnerable children, families and ‎communities to promote protective practices.‎
Activities to be Carried-Out:‎ ‎-‎ Training activities for the Staff Team‏:‏ Al-Ensan Amanah will train the staff team that shall be involved in the implementation of ‎the psychological support program for children Project. So that we will focus on:‎ • Provide effective methodologies to affected children, women, and survivors of ‎GBV that support them in working through their trauma.‎ • Plan, prepare and deliver sessions to children, caregivers, and survivors of GBV as ‎per Al-Ensan Amanah curriculum.‎ • Maintain a child friendly and safe environment in the centers.‎ • Assess children's well-being with pre and post-assessments during the cycles.‎ • Enhance caregivers involvement through positive communication channels with ‎them.‎ • Supervise children upon arrival and departure and between sessions.‎ • Carry out related mainstreaming of protection in program daily implementation, ‎and ensure reporting any breaches/concerns to the line manager for proper ‎action.‎ • Ensure all children, caregivers, and survivors of GBV information is kept ‎confidential.‎ • Participate in weekly team meetings in order to contribute to project planning ‎and effective implementation.‎ • prepare of internal and external reports.‎ • Assess and report serious cases that require specific actions or responses to take ‎appropriate measures for them.‎ • Organize and run recreational activities for children taking their needs into ‎account.‎ • Respect child safeguarding policy, Women’s rights policy and prevention of sexual ‎exploitation and abuse policy, ensuring implementation of the policies and ‎prompt notification on regarding potential breaches.‎ ‎-‎ For Children,‎‏ ‏Al-Ensan Amanah will set up safe spaces that provide regular, ‎structured activities to help children and adolescents develop skills to deal with ‎crisis, solve problems, regulate their emotions, and form and maintain ‎relationships. This could be through peer-to-peer groups, recreational activities, ‎sports, and life-skills and vocational training.‎ We will also work to address harmful behaviours and norms in order to reduce ‎bullying, abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. When needed, we provide ‎direct individual support or refer children to further specialized care.‎ ‎-‎ For Caregivers and families, Al-Ensan Amanah will helps parents and caregivers to ‎develop the knowledge and skills to support children in distress. We raise ‎awareness of the distress reactions that children may have during humanitarian ‎crises, promote positive parenting knowledge and skills, and train parents and ‎caregivers in supporting children with mental health conditions. ‎ We will strengthen family and community support networks, facilitating the ‎inclusion and participation of vulnerable families in communal activities and ‎holding peer support groups for mothers and fathers. ‎ Also, we will ensures parents and caregivers themselves are taken care of. We ‎provide mental health and psychosocial support to teachers, and focus care for ‎distressed parents and caregivers through initiatives like Psychological First Aid, ‎parent education programmes, and peer support groups. As needed, we offer ‎specialized care to parents and caregivers with mental health issues.‎
Expected Outcome:‎ • Relieving suffering the Psychological health of individuals who have experienced ‎crises, especially children and survivors of GBV.‎ • Children and survivors of GBV could adapt to new situations. They can go about ‎their lives normally.‎ • children distressed by psychosocial problems have access to appropriate care.‎ • A society conscious of the risks of psychosocial problems to children in the short- ‎and long-term and impact on their future and society as a whole • children suffering from moderate or severe psychosocial disorders have access to ‎essential psychosocial health services and social care.‎ • Boys and girls develop and exercise skills and knowledge in preventing and ‎protecting themselves from child early and forced marriage/child early ‎pregnancy, gender inequality • Local society and girls and their caregivers will receive knowledge on negative ‎consequences of child early and forced marriage; and child early pregnancy.‎ • raise awareness on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) and its impact on the ‎children future.‎ • Children can find a friendly reporting and complaints mechanism.‎
تاريخ البداية
جمعة, 15/01/2021 - 8:30pm to ثلاثاء, 31/12/2024 - 8:30pm
حالة المشروع
On Hold
2 Years
قطاع(ات) التدخل:
الأطفال والشباب, ثقافة, التعليم, الصحة, حقوق الإنسان والحماية
مكان المشروع:
Building No.6 (Al-Ali Center), Third Floor.‎
Dukerman district, Albawaba Al-Fawka.‎ Takkeyddin El Solh Street,
saida , South Lebanon
الهاتف: +96178818369
South Lebanon LB
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