The project aims to highlight the importance of addressing mental health care as a vital aspect of maintaining a normal and happy life, specifically in traumatic environments

identifying and treating children in Gaza in need of mental health care

A ground-breaking initiative to conduct a post-disaster psychological assessment, which resulting in targeted interventions for children

$ 100,000

Our Goal

$ 50,481.00

Collected

$ 49,519.00

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Gaza Pediatric Mental Health Initiative

This project will help transform the provision of mental health care in Gaza, in turn providing children with the means to successfully integrate in society and to educate the wider population on the key challenges currently being faced in Gaza.

Healing Psychological Wounds of Gaza's War

Working with the The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Cycling4Gaza, and the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme - GCMHP برنامج غزة للصحة النفسية, we have been initiating several activities to help support the mental health needs of children there. This video helps to humanize what our kids in Gaza are going through, as Ghozlan is a young girl who has seen too much war and suffering already in her young life. We hope that you will watch and share.

project details

  • Gaza Mental Health Screening
    • Data analysis using SPSS software
    • Submitting Publications— academic journals and media outlets to increase international awareness for the current situation
    • Short video production to be utilized in presentations
  • Providing Clinical Services for Affected Children
    • Provide immediate treatment for the 10% most significantly impacted children which have already been identified (120 children which fulfil criteria for PTSD)
    • Partner with local organizations to provide the required medical services and treatment
    • Increase coordination of care between the PCRF social workers and local mental health providers
    • Develop the capacity within PCRF to provide basic therapeutic support through hiring clinical social workers with mental health experience
    • Develop group interventions for parents of moderately to severely affected children
  • Developing and Providing Education and Training
    • Recruit volunteers to assist in training of staff social workers monthly to bi-monthly on topics pertaining to mental health
    • Bring in training teams of clinicians; psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists to train local staff and partnering organizations
  • Further Program Development
    • Develop and initiate group interventions designed to provide a therapeutic outlet for children
    • Develop and initiate group interventions designed to provide psychoeducation and processing outlet for parents
    • Build therapeutic playgrounds in collaboration with Playgrounds for Palestine to create safe and happy environments for the children to recover and reintegrate into society