TAWAZON for Psychosocial Support

Language

Arabic

Duration

50 hours delivered over 12 weeks

Eligibility

Educators, non-specialist caregivers, and interested individuals.

Location

Language

Arabic

Duration

50 hours delivered over 12 weeks

Eligibility

Educators, non-specialist caregivers, and interested individuals.

Location

TAWAZON for Psychosocial Support

Description

Tawazon for Psychosocial Support Program aspires to equip unspecialized workers and caregivers with skills and knowledge to provide adequate psychosocial support and care to children of different abilities and psychological status. The program draws on QRTA’s flagship program “Cultivating Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment” which has been implemented by QRTA since 2012 with an outreach of more than 16,000 beneficiaries throughout the Kingdom. The program success and proven impact coupled with the increasing complexities and emergencies in the region has inspired the scaling up of the program into a comprehensive certification to provide psychosocial and socio-emotional support to individuals and organizations who work and provide services to children as well as refugees.

Objectives

  • Supporting caregivers creating a positive culture while dealing with children.
  • Developing caregivers’ communication skills in dealing with children and their problems according to their developmental characteristics.
  • Clarify the concepts of psycho-social culture: communication, crisis management, psychological resilience, self-awareness, violence, abuse, bullying, and inclusion.
  • Developing children’s socio-emotional skills awareness.
  • Deepening and expanding caregivers’ knowledge about the intellectual framework based on psychosocial well-being and inclusion.
  • Developing the capabilities of caregivers to integrate the skills and values of psychosocial support into their working fields.
  • Employing supportive communication mechanisms, crisis management, behavior modification, forms of bullying, cognitive and behavioral intervention methods for the integrated groups.

Modules

The program consists five modules:

  1. Self- awareness

This module aims to deepen the participants’ understanding of the concept of Psychosocial Awareness. In addition, it prepares the participants to analyze and explain attitudes, behaviors, and problems through the psychosocial cultural dimensions and the elements of supportive communication which support children to realize self-achievement, problem-solving, and adaptation. It also aims to develop the participants’ socio-emotional skills which will be deployed in their interactions with children.

  1. Child Development stages

This module aims to introduce the children’s developmental stages and the most important problems and difficulties facing children in these stages in order to enable the participants to understand the requirements of each stage and how to deal with it and to differentiate between age related behavior and behavioral disorder. It also addresses the concept of crisis and its psychological impact on children. This module trains the caregivers on how children can take care of themselves to reach better mental health.

  1. Behavior management

This module aims to introduce techniques that distinguish between the different forms and effects of violence, bullying, cyberbullying, and abuse. By the end of this module, participants will be able to identify if children are exposed to violence, bullying, or abuse based on specific indicators. Moreover, participants will be introduced to techniques for behavior modification.

  1. Inclusion

This module aims to deepen the participants’ understanding of inclusion, the differences between children, and how to manage it at school, university, workplace, and social life. Participants will be introduced to cognitive and behavioral intervention techniques so they can employ them in their context. Participants will be able to identify the necessary life skills for people with disabilities and will learn how to develop their abilities.

  1. Practicum (Final project)

The participants submit a case study from their work or life context in which they have to process study and analyze this case based on the knowledge and skills acquired from the training.

Target Audience

Educators, non-specialist caregivers, and interested individuals who work with children.

 Duration

50 training hours delivered over 12 weeks

Delivery Approach: Blended

Tawazon for Psychosocial Support Program (online) is a moderated program with webinars, assignments, feedback and active participation in a learning community.

Assessment

By the end of the program, the participant will be given a certificate for attending the 5 modules after they self-evaluate their performance in the program.