Family Counseling and Development Foundation Achievements

More than 27 thousand psychological and social cases in a year and a half benefited from family counseling

The number of beneficiaries of the counseling and psychological treatment provided by the Foundation 27.447 cases in a year and a half of which 9000 cases of violence based on gender.

The Foundation provides counseling and psychotherapy services to people who have been exposed to gender-based violence by receiving their calls on the institution's Hotline 136 or by visiting the institution's specialized clinics to address the effects of violence and to adopt solutions to existing problems, in cooperation with family members, In particular, as the case may be.

Since mid-2014, the Foundation has launched the Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Treatment Project, which has a two-year implementation period, with the support of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Three half-yearly reports issued by the Foundation for the period from June 2014 to December 2015 indicated that the number of callers to the hotline exceeded 80,000, mostly women and children under the age of 18, and that the actual number of beneficiaries of the counseling service was based on prioritization of cases In terms of type, size, time of occurrence, and the degree of their impact on the service applicant.

Priority is given to cases of gender-based violence, and 6 types of violence are identified under this type of violence:

- Rape

- Sexual assault

- Physical assault

- Forced marriage and early marriage

- Psychological / emotional abuse

- Deprivation of resources, opportunities, and services

The number of beneficiaries of the psychiatric treatment service in the clinics of the institution during the same period 823 cases, mostly women, while the number of beneficiaries of referral service "62 people, mostly women and children.

The Referral Service is a post-service psychiatric service that is determined by specialists in the organization for cases requiring additional support in economic, social and legal aspects or requiring continued treatment at a specialist hospital.

The Foundation continues to provide services during the first half of the year 2016, within the project of prevention and treatment of gender-based violence.