Palestinian Happy Child Center


General Information


Type of Organization:

Local NGO

Acronym:

PHCC

Governorate:

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (Main Branch)

Establishment Year:

1994

Address:

Ramallah / Al Irsal Street-Sunrise building. 5th floor, # 503

Telephone:

02-2964482

Website:

www.phcc-pal.org

Fax:

02-2964482

E-mail:

phcc99@palnet.com

Person in Charge

Name:

Dr. Jumana Hasan Odeh

Position:

founder and Director

Telephone:

02-2964482

Mobile:

0598703730

E-mail:

phcc99@palnet.com

Staff:

Psychologist (2) Vocational Specialist (5) Community Worker (6) Occupational Therapist (2)
Physio-Therapist (1) Speech Therapist (3) Educational Counselor (2)

Mission & Goals


Mission:

"I give half of my life to Someone who makes a crying child smile" Tawfiq Zayyad
To promote the welfare and safety of children with special needs in Palestine.
The PHCC aims at promoting child welfare and well being through identification, prevention and intervention of childhood disorders, providing special education for children with special needs, promoting child's rights, raising community and parental awareness, training professionals and paraprofessionals, and conducting research studies that provide descriptive maps of social problems of children and families, perspective, social realities, and resources.


Goals:

-To meet the needs of all children at the educational, medical and psychological level.
-To provide diagnostic and educational services to children with special needs such as those with development delays, learning disabilities, communication disorders, emotional disturbance sensory disabilities and other psychological problems.
-To raise community and parental awareness in regard to childhood disorders, for early detection and prevention.
-To empower parents and especially mothers of children with special needs by providing the adequate support, resources, and opportunities in order to have better lives for them and their children.

Target Groups


ChildrenWomen

Activities / Interventions


Information dissemination to the community at large
Information on the current situation, relief efforts or available services
Messages on positive coping
Strengthening of community and family support
Strengthening of parenting/family supports
Facilitation of community supports to vulnerable persons
Structured recreational or creative activities
Safe spaces
Child & Youth friendly spaces
Psychosocial support in education
Psychosocial support to student teachers
psychosocial work
Lining vulnerable individuals/families to resources
Psychological intervention & Clinical management
Basic counselling for individuals
Basic counselling families
Basic counselling for groups
General activities to support MHPSS
Training. / TOT
Technical or clinical supervision
Psychosocial support for staff / volunteers

Time of implementation:

Morning

Place of implementation:

CenterHomeSchoolCommunity

Geographical Distribution of the Services / Activities:

CityVillageCampBedouins

Cost of the services provided:

FreePartial CostTotal Cost

Mental and Behavioral Disorders


Disorders of psychological development
Specific developmental of speech & language
Scholastic skill
Behavioral & emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in child & adolescence
Hyper kinetic disorders
Conduct disorders
Behavioral & emotional disorders

Training


1 - the training of doctors and nurses in various fields.
2 - Training counselors and teachers.
3 - Training community and parents of children.
4 - Training caregivers of children "with special needs".
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