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Mental health and The Family

Mental health and The Family

Start Date/Time:
28/02/2012 08:00 Download ICS File
End Date/Time:
28/02/2012 15:00
Location:
QNCC, Doha
Category:
Seminar
Category:
Seminar
Department:
Research Division

The Family Research Division at the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD) organized a Seminar on 28 February 2012 on 'Mental Health and the Family'. The aim of this Seminar was to raise awareness about the important impact of Mental Health on Family Life.

Dr. Samantha Callan Chairman-in Residence at the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) in UK detailed the outcomes of the recent “Report on Mental Health,” a research project funded by DIIFSD and launched in London on 31 October 2011.

Dr. Charles Johnson, Director of the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M (TAMU), highlighted important research projects on disability, undertaken by PPRI in collaboration with DIIFSD.

Dr. Ziad Nahas, Chair of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut, presented research examining the latest somatic interventions, highlighting the progressive learning and adaptations that help the depressed patient reach a stable remission. His Presentation was titled: 'Chronic neuromodulation for depression: What does it take to sustain recovery'.

Michael Lilley, Founder Director, My Time CIC tackled the issue of Family Mental Health & Disability across Culture, Faith, Diversity and Ethnicity - My Time Approach.

Nada Khawaja, well known for her book written in French, “C’est un enfant lui aussi” “He is a child too”, which was later translated to Arabic “Waladounkasa’ir el awlad”. The book is a testimony of what she and her family went through with her son who has special needs. She talked about “The Impact of Disability on the Family”.

Dr. Mohammad Al-Attrash, Director of Psychological Services and Family Support, Shafallah Center For Children with Special Needs, described the services Shafallah Center is providing to the families of children with special needs, and the programs that are tailored to supporting the families and increasing awareness in the community.

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The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), formerly known as Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD), was established by Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in 2006. The Institute has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC).

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