Community based counseling centers:
The effects of prolonged war and natural disaster in Afghanistan have had a significant impact on family unit, particularly on children and women. The psychosocial support has reached higher priority. Both natural disasters and armed conflict has generated loss of human life, property and displacement of people from their normal habitat. War has not only caused loss of life and of the property but also destroyed the network of family and institution which was the primary psychosocial support for children.
The specific psychosocial problems identified in the communities are predominantly due to loss of life, injury; loss of assets, high unemployment and limited work opportunities resulting in low incomes, increasing violence, and state of dependency, gender inequalities, drugs abuse by fathers place additional strain on families both economically and emotionally and often results in domestic violence. The children are most often receiving most of this problem in the ways of abuse assault and neglect. Child deaths, including as a result of the present conflict, as well as due to landmines and other explosive remnants of war are severally affecting families and children. Detention of children in prison creates psychosocial impact among the families and children.
There is also an incidence of child abuse, child labor, street children, irregular school attendance and dropping out of school.
Absence of psychosocial services for children and youths affected by conflict, who are in need of psychosocial services, has been a major gap in Afghanistan
Fortunately Tabish organization established five community based psychosocial centers in different part of Kabul city for well-being of boys, girls and male, female children and families and help them to their normal life.
The following psychosocial counseling services has been providing in Tabish centers:
- Supportive group counseling for children.
- Individual counseling for survival of trauma.
- Family therapy, and family counseling.
- Group and individual counseling for victimized of GBV.
- Art therapy, recreational program for children.
- Special counseling program for survival of rape, kidnap, and other domestic violence.
- Soft skill training.
- Strong referral mechanize