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IFH to launch a training manual for the rehabilitation of torture survivors.

Amman,Dec14(Petra)-Noor Al Hussein Foundation's Institute for Family Health (IFH) will launch on Thursday the First Training Manual in Arabic for the Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors.

IFH training manual is designed for service providers on rehabilitation for torture victims entitled, "Victims of Invisible Wounds" ,and was developed by the Trauma Center of IFH with technical support from a review committee made up of international and Jordanian experts.

This manual is a product of a continuing technical assistance and capacity building project provided by the Rehabilitation and Research Center for Torture Victims (RCT) of Denmark to IFH and is based on two years of research in Amman and abroad.

IFH's Trauma Center Director Jalal Damrah, who led the development of the manual, said that the manual is the first practical guide in Arabic for training purposes in the Middle East and North Africa, and can be used as a practical reference for the field workers, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other stakeholders who work in the trauma field.

"This is the first and only manual about how to treat victims of torture in the Arabic language; the fact that we're launching this manual at this time is significant because of the changing political climate in the region brought about by the so-called Arab Spring", he added.

The manual contains 7 chapters and deals with topics including diagnosis and assessment tools and methodologies, as well chapters on specialized interventions and cultural and ethical issues.

IFH Director Manal Tahtamouni noted that the manual enriches the Arabic literature content available on the specific issue of rehabilitation and the torture survivor".

IFH was established in 1986, to be a regional model providing comprehensive family healthcare services and training for professionals and caretakers in family health care, childhood disabilities, gender-based violence, trauma, psychology, and social work. In 2009, the center released an important manual for health care providers in Arabic entitled "Training Manual for Private Health Care Providers in Management of Victims of Violence against Women", with the aim to help health providers in Jordan in the detection, diagnosis and referral of victims to support services.

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