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Resilience Program

Resilience & Psychosocial Follow Up


The Resilience Program is spread across multiple Lebanese regions; namely Beirut, Mount Lebanon, Akkar, the North, Zahle and Baalbek. It provides a wide range of specialized services at psychological, psychiatric, social and judicial levels. However, if it encounters a case for which is has limited expertise, they are happy to refer them to external organizations or professionals who can better tend to their specific needs and those of their families.


The program is responsible for the assistance of minors who are subject to abuse, as well as their vulnerable and/or maltreating families. In order to help the children attain personal, social and familial wellbeing, the program follows up with them and their families and teaches them how to cohabitate in a functional and harmonious manner. The Resilience Program aims to implement the best innovative practices for care and follow-up in terms of child and parental assistance, and accurate evaluations of the modes of intervention anchored in the resilience concept.


Finally, the Resilience Program acts benevolently and in an exemplary manner in order to offer the proposed services respectfully and equally, throughout the co-responsible professionals, legal institutions, and beneficiaries, while ensuring the best interests of the minors and their families. 



The key elements related to our mission are the following:


1.       A regional, psychosocial, and judicial intervention mission conducted at the place of minors and their families.

2.       A legal mission to ensure the needed protection, by providing a comprehensive care for the children between the ages of 12 and 18 hosted in the resilience center for up to 3 years, according to the specific admission criteria. 

3.       An emergency care mission of the children between the ages of 12 and 18, hosted in the emergency center for up to 3 months, for a specific objective of psycho-affective and psychiatric  stabilization, observation and evaluation, then orientation [in progress]. 

4.       A mission for action-research, transmission and development of knowledge and professional practices.



The resilience program services are offered in coherence with:


• The environmental context peculiar to Lebanon;

• The legal context peculiar to the law in force throughout the Lebanese territory;

• The legal context peculiar to every beneficiary;

• The socio-cultural, economic and psycho-affective context peculiar to every beneficiary, according to the typically systematic, complementary and non-exclusive approach compared to the analytic and behavioral approach;

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

• 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:


• The steps of child development, the search of his well-being, and his optimal development.

• The attachment theory and the relationship issue.

• The risk and protection factors.

• The lived experience of the minor in his own perspective, making him the creative actor of the intervention, and thus putting forward the best interests of the child.

• The 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:


• The parental involvement that should be always promoted in the perspective of helping and encouraging them to exercise their parental responsibilities.

• The «Empowerment» puts forward the strengths, the auto-determination principles, and the responsibility borne by the parents.

• The development of parental sensibility and ability in addition to the support of parental roles and parenthood concept.

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



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


• The singular functions, strengths and different types of families.

• The involvement of the environment and different surrounding networks for the well-being of the child and his family.

• The concepts corresponding to the social integration.

• The influence of the living conditions.



The indispensable continuous training of the resilience program professional staff is focused on the six following points:


1.       The development of practice standards.

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

3.       The technical training of the intervening party.

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

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

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




For further inquiries kindly refer to: resilience@himaya.org



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