Projects

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Premarital Program Assessment

Research

This project strengthens the premarital training program of the Family Consulting Center that enhances the knowledge and skills for building and nurturing healthy, strong and stable families. It aims at assessing the current premarital education program. It also intends to build on the strength of the existing program and propose new training materials.

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Wellbeing of Families with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research

This project looks into the impact of having a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on family wellbeing in Qatar and identifies the challenges facing these families and ways to support them. Although family plays a significant role in supporting individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across their lifespan, the wellbeing of these families rarely takes center stage in either research or policy arenas. In fact, most of the research and policies on ASD focus on the needs of individuals, while the needs of families are seldom addressed. A better understanding of the wellbeing of families of individuals living with ASD in Qatar should contribute to the development of effective policies.

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The Family Cost of the Blockade on Qatar

Research

This study explores the impact of the blockade on the dynamics of mixed families in Qatar. It documents the effect of the blockade on the social, financial, and emotional lives of men, women and children in mixed families residing in Qatar.

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Cross-National Marriage in Qatar

Research

This project identifies the challenges and experiences of cross-national couples and the patterns and trends of this type of marriage among Qatari citizens. It also documents a host of positive and negative experiences of cross-national couples that includes the perceptions of family members of these marriages and experiences associated with child upbringing.

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Family Home Caregivers for Elderly People in Qatar

Research

This project documents the experiences of Qatari and non-Qatari caregivers who provide care for elderly family members. It identifies the stressors and burdens of caregiving, coping strategies, and the benefits of giving care to elderly family members.

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Project Child – Children and the International Landscape of Disabilities

Research

Project CHILD increases understanding regarding the effects of disability on children and their families; provides helpful information regarding available assistance and resources; encourages increased cooperative action by local, regional and international stakeholders; and spurs much-needed action.

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