The Gaza Mental Health Project
UNICEF estimates 373,000 children in Gaza are in desperate need of psycho-social support. However, given the continuous strain on health resources, mental health issues are often sidelined, leaving thousands of children without appropriate medical attention to heal their traumas and mental scars.
In an effort to raise awareness and much needed funds, #C4G2015 will support the PCRF's newly launched Pediatric Mental Health Project in Gaza. The goal is to assess childrenâ€™s needs, provide them the service they require, and train social workers in Gaza on the topic. We are dedicated to raising 286,000 USD to support the launch and running of the project for a year.
To date, social workers have received extensive training on administering the two screening questionnaires prepared by the medical professionals assigned by the PCRF. Over 1,300 children have been screened by 5 field workers to date and their subsequent care program is currently being developed.
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