Mental health services are not readily available to Syrian refugees, but in Jordan, a country that has many refugees, one nonprofit organization is fighting to change that.
According to The World Health Organization, there are less than 100 health professionals in Jordan and well over 1.5 million refugees living in the country. The nonprofit Alalusi Foundation that focuses on humanitarian and charitable projects around the globe has therefore established a training system for professional who work with refugees.
The program called ‘CPR’ – Care Program for Refugees – trains professionals in education, social work, the medical field, as well as volunteers on providing therapeutic interventions for persons with post-traumatic stress disorder, among other training.
Alalusi Foundation will continue to conduct training and hold webinars in order to continue educating more professionals in other countries to expand services for refugees.
Read full story at: KQED