ChildrenPlus is supporting the work of the Palestine Trauma Centre, to help children suffering from psychological trauma as a result of the conflict in Palestine.
Palestine Trauma Centre for Victims’ Welfare (PTC) is considered to be the first of its kind in Palestine and the Arab world. PTC was established in January 2007 as a charitable institution (non-governmental / non-profitable), which aimed mainly to provide psychological, social and specialized medical services for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who have suffered and continue to suffer from the blockade imposed by Israel and the recent bombardments of recent years.
PTC provides free care services in four key areas: Prevention, Counselling, Rehabilitation and Therapy. It is located in Gaza City and opened in April 2007 after compiling an extensive three year study on the chronic effects of trauma on the Palestinian community in the Gaza Strip. This study found that approximately 700,000 Palestinians (children and adults) urgently needed psychological, social and medical help. Children were suffering from severe psychological, social and behavioural disorders as a result of constant exposure to the traumas produced by the ongoing war, occupation and blockade.
As is all too common in these situations, it is the children who suffer the most, with a prevalence of ADHD and mental health problems among children living in orphanages and those in labour.
While physical trauma can be seen and sometimes treated, the hidden, psychological trauma that children suffer often affects their ability to forge healthy relationships with adults or with other children.
ChildrenPlus has partnered with the PTC to help these suffering children, and their families, to lead healthy, ‘normal’ lives.
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