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Beity: Trauma therapy in Arabic, for children in Syrian refugee camps

Project by 
Farah Weheba
Project Year 
2014
Beity was designed to meet the need for preliminary PTSD therapy and prevention for resettled Syrian children living in camps. At this time, not enough counselors are available to provide ongoing mental health care to the majority-affected Syrian population. Children remain at highest risk for developing PTSD given no intervention. Trauma disallows children from learning effectively when resettled in new schools. The Beity content was developed under the supervision of Dr. Hilit Kletter, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Stanford University School of Medicine. Recommendations also made by Lucy Rabbaa and Liliane Biolley, social workers at the International Rescue Committee, specializing in refugee resettlement care.