Muslim Aid Project
The project mission of the psycho-social support team for victims of the last war on the Gaza Strip
The psycho-social support project for the victims of the last war on Gaza strip is a charitable non-profit-making project that seeks to help Palestinian families who were damaged during the last war on Gaza strip in 2014. The project’s goal is to strengthen the resilience of the Palestinian families and to help them overcome the psychological difficulties they have been through and learn how to meet these challenges.
How the project reinforces the psycho-social resilience of Palestinian families:
The project provides psychological services that strengthen familial resilience in the face of hardship and stress that the Palestinian families live through every day. It does this by teaching psychological coping skills to reinforce a family’s social relationships and by providing relief items such as food parcels and gifts for children. Entertainment and educational activities are organized for the children. Educational and psychological support meetings for parents and school teachers train them in the skills needed to cope with ongoing suffering and insecurity resulting from the last war on Gaza as well as the siege and previous wars.
Project team and psycho-social intervention techniques:
The project’s psycho-social support team consists of a psychologist, a social worker, a psychiatrist and animators. The psycho-social intervention includes field visits to families, performing psychological pre-evaluation, delivering psychological, educational, and entertainment sessions, then performing a final evaluation of the families and follow-up depending on the need of the family or any of its members.
The familial intervention team uses psychological activities and techniques that could help the families cope with stress, conflict or depression. These include Family therapy techniques, Focusing therapy techniques, Mind-body therapy, Play therapy, games and drama activities.
The groups include families, children and some school teachers who were traumatized by being exposed to horrifying situations during the last war on Gaza strip. The work will be conducted in the middle region and the Northern region of Gaza strip. The team will coordinate with the families for field and home visits.
The project’s current duration is one year. We hope that the donors and supporters of the project will continue funding it to ensure the continuity of the psycho-social services we provide to our people in the Gaza strip. This project provides psycho-social activities along with relief services including two food parcels for each family and providing gifts for the children twice throughout the project.
Annual Report 2016:
Muslim Aid Project
Film: Psychological and social support for victims affected by the 2014 war