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Turkey: Healing Talks During the Times Of COVID-19 Outbreak

Country: Turkey Source: UN Development Programme Within the scope of Social Cohesion between Syrian and Host Communities through Women s Empowerment Project implemented by GAP Regional Development Administration (GAP RDA), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkey and in collaboration with Mummy Brain Builders , Emotional Healing Talks begins to ease the effects of the pandemic! In order to provide psycho-social support to women, children and youth living in the most pandemic-affected areas, Social Cohesion between Syrian and Host Communities through Women s Empowerment Project implemented by GAP RDA and UNDP Turkey cooperates with Mummy Brain Builders. In this context, online Emotional Healing Talks will be organized for officers and instructors working for C ATOMs (Multi-Purpose Community Centres), Youth Centres and Child Development Centres. The first phase of the webinars will last 5 days and will be given by Hacettepe University and Bo azi i University academicians and experts from Madalyon Psychiatry Centre. Social Cohesion between Syrian and Host Communities through Women s Empowerment Project aims to strengthen social cohesion among Syrian and host communities in Turkey and empower women both economically and socially. In addition, Mummy Brain Builders which was established in 2017 draws attention to the issue of emotional neglect in childhood and organizes seminars together with mothers and trainers at the site. With this cooperation, Emotional Healing Talks will be held for officers and instructors of C ATOMs, Youth Centres and Child Development Centres through 5 different sessions to be held on 23rd, 26th, 29th of June and 1st and 3rd of July 2020. Women will not feel alone during pandemic A survey was conducted to measure the impact of the pandemic on women from the host communities and Syrian women living in the South-eastern Anatolia Region and develop support mechanisms based on the results. 306 people participated to the survey, 54% of which were Turkish and 45% were Syrians from the pilot pro Mardin, Gaziantep, anl urfa, Kilis and Hatay. The survey revealed that women in the region need information about coping with the outbreak psychologically , spending time with children at home and creating activities and communication with family members at home . Emotional Healing Talks organized as a response to the survey, aims to contribute to increase women s awareness towards their own problems, take initiative to solve them, be empowered and achieve equality of opportunity. In this context, participants will be informed on child health, child nutrition, social and emotional development of children, mother-child communication, neglect and abuse of children, balancing work and home life for parents, domestic communication and self-worth and anxiety increases due to pandemic. In the first phase, webinars will be given to the officers and instructors working in C ATOMs, Youth Centres and Child Development Centres. In this way, the staff of these Centres will be able to support women, children and young people one-to-one and will not leave them alone. Experts Meet with 25 Officers and 45 Instructors In these seminars which will be attended by 25 officers and 45 instructors, Prof. Dr. Elif Nur O zmert, Head of Paediatrics Department, Hacettepe Univ Dr. smihan Artan, Lecturer of Child Development Department, Hacettepe Univ Assoc. Dr. G lin Evin , Faculty Member of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hacettepe Univ Nil Ate o lu, Educational Psychology Specialist of Madalyon Psychiatry Centre and Dr. Sevgi Kesim G ven, trainer of the social enterprise Awen For Us working on gender equality and lecturer of Bo azi i University will take stage as speakers. In the second phase of the Emotional Healing Talks , above mentioned experts will get together with women, children and young people through a new series of webinars.


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