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Resilience Program


Resilience Program



Our resilience program provides a wide range of specialized services at psychological, psychiatric, social and judicial levels. It is spread across multiple Lebanese regions; namely Beirut, Mount Lebanon, North Lebanon, Zahle, North Bekaa and South Lebanon.


The program provides specialized assistance for minors who are subject to different types of abuse (sexual, physical, psychological and neglect), as well as support to their families. Specialized assistance lies in close coordination between our social workers and our psychologists engaging the active participation of children and their families during each stage of their individual care plan. 


Each care plan is personalized to ensure each child’s protection and enhance their personal, familial and social wellbeing. In order to safeguard the quality and impact of services, the psychosocial follow up is offered on a long-term basis ranging from 3 months to 1 year and a half.



Psychosocial support terms end based on the achievement of set objectives, such as the disappearance of specific symptoms related to the abusive incidents, the acquirement of new modes of communication, the appropriation of new psychosocial skills, the significant increase in protective factors and/or the significant reduction of risk factors. Our resilience program aims to implement the best practices for care and follow-up in terms of child and parental assistance, and accurate evaluations of the modalities of intervention anchored in the concept of resilience as well as other psychosocial notions.


Finally, the resilience program offers these services respectfully and equally to all children and families regardless of their nationality, gender, political beliefs, religion or ethnical backgrounds, and this throughout the co-responsible professionals, legal institutions, and beneficiaries, while ensuring the best interests of minors and their families. 


Our resilience program emphasizes on a regional, psychosocial, and judicial intervention mission conducted in the area where minors and their families reside



The resilience program’s services are offered in coherence with:


• The particular environmental context of Lebanon

• The legal context of the law in force throughout the Lebanese territory, specifically the law 422;

• The legal context specific to each beneficiary;

• The socio-cultural, economic and psycho-affective context specific to each beneficiary.

• The national orientations implemented by different ministries concerned by child protection issues;

• The regional orientations and the willingness of national and international partnership;



The services are based on pillars related to the needs of child and adolescent development:


• Child’s developmental stages, the search for his/her well-being, and optimal development.

• Attachment theory and nature of relationships

• Risk and protection factors.

• Consideration of the minor’s own experience, perspective and input in the intervention, and thus putting forward his/her best interest and making the beneficiary the actor of the care plan.

• Emotional and physical stability ensured for every child or adolescent within a life project.


The services are based on pillars related to parent figures enhancement:


• Parental involvement through the encouragement and support of the caregivers, to exercise their parental responsibilities.

• «Empowerment» puts forward strengths, principles of self-determination and accountability of parents.

• Development of parenting skills in addition to the support of parental roles and parenthood concept.

• Considering the parental and environmental mistreatment as a relationship problematic and distinguishing the perverse problematic from narcissistic problematic.



The services are based on the pillars related to familial and environmental factors:


  • Different family structures and dynamics, their unique functioning and the strengths they have.
  • Involvement of the community and various surrounding networks in the best interests of the child and his / her family.
  • Notions related to social integration.
  • Influence of living conditions.



The continuous training of the resilience program professional staff Is ensured through the following actions:

1.       The development of practice standards.

2.       The encouragement of using clinical tools by the intervening professionals.

3.       The technical training of the intervening professionals.

4.       The screening and the prevention of «Burn-Out» of the intervening professionals.

5.       The supervision and the guidance of the intervening professionals.

6.       The follow-up of minor protection law and the needed lobbying for its development



For further inquiries kindly refer to resilience@himaya.org



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