IFH Programs Build Self-Confidence for Refugee Women
30th April 2014
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The Institute for Family Health (IFH) aims to provide healthcare that treats patients' minds and bodies, having established itself as a regional pioneer in psychosocial care. Traumatized individuals, such as Syrian refugees living in Jordan, often feel frozen with fear and discomfort and are unable to rejoin their communities and lead healthy lives. A program organized by IFH and the Queen Zein Al Sharaf Association in Mafraq and supported by UNHCR offered a workshop to 33 Syrian women to help promote self-help strategies and encourage their integration into the local community. Panels included topics like gender-based violence, developing social relationships, communication, and mental health to improve the quality of life for Mafraq's large community of displaced women.