The East Jerusalem Young Men Christian Association Rehabilitation Program


General Information


Type of Organization:

Local NGO

Acronym:

YMCA

Governorate:

Bethlehem (Main Branch)

Establishment Year:

1989

Address:

Beit Sahur / YMCA street Beit Sahur

Telephone:

02-2772713

Website:

www.ej-ymca.org

Fax:

02-2772203

E-mail:

ymcarp@ej-ymca.org

Person in Charge

Name:

Nader Abu A'msha

Position:

Director of Beit Sahour branch

Telephone:

02-2772713

Mobile:

E-mail:

nabuamsha@ej-ymca.org

Staff:

Psychologist (2) Social Worker (9) Vocational Specialist (2)

Mission & Goals


Mission:


Goals:

Target Groups


ChildrenYouthWomenMenFamilies

Activities / Interventions


Information dissemination to the community at large
Information on the current situation, relief efforts or available services
Messages on positive coping
Facilitation of conditions for community local
Support for emergency relief that is initiated by the community
Strengthening of community and family support
Support for social support activities that are initiated by the community
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
Psychological first aid (PFA)
Lining vulnerable individuals/families to resources
Psychological intervention & Clinical management
Basic counselling for individuals
Basic counselling families
Basic counselling for groups
Psychotherapy
Clinical management of mental disorders
Pharmacological management of mental disorder
Non-pharmacological management of mental disorder 
Inpatient mental health care
General activities to support MHPSS
Training. / TOT
Technical or clinical supervision
Psychosocial support for staff / volunteers
Advocacy
Research

Time of implementation:

Morning

Place of implementation:

CenterHomeSchoolCommunity

Geographical Distribution of the Services / Activities:

CityVillageCampBedouins

Cost of the services provided:

Free

Mental and Behavioral Disorders


Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders
Phobic anxiety disorders
Obsessive – compulsive
Acute stress disorders
Emergency
Grief
PTSD
Adjustment disorders
Brief depressive
Mixed anxiety & depressive
Somatoform disorders
Behavioral & emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in child & adolescence
Hyper kinetic disorders
Emotional disorders (separation anxiety)
Behavioral & emotional disorders
Behavioral syndrome associated with physiological disturbances & physical factors
Sleep disorders
Nonorganic eating disorders

Training


1 - All related addresses of individual and collective intervention
2 - Requirements for professionals and professional counselors Example: effective listening, and means of communication, etc...
3 - EMDR, Butterfly Hug, CBI
4 - Vocational guidance and counseling, skills supervising counselors and social workers
5 - ISAC, Community-Based Psycho-social Support.

Research


1. The entrance of training in dealing with trauma and emergency intervention.
2. Literary review of the surveys in the field of mental health and psycho-social interventions in the occupied West Bank.
3. Many studies needed for different sectors in the field of psycho-social intervention and disability issues
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