Anna Hunna Mentoring Program
The Mentoring Training program:
1. Provided a general overview of the Ana Hunna's mentoring program.
2. Discussed the mentors' expectations.
3. Discussed the appropriate relationship and responsibilities of both mentor and mentee.
4. Identified Ana Hunna's mentoring themes.
5. Taught how to develop a mentor plan.
6. Evaluated the achieved success.
Trained 20 Ana Hunna's mentors.
Guidance and Counseling Skills Program
Irshad Center provided a specialized program for “Anna Hunna,” an initiative that was created alongside a regional program for the economic empowerment of women in the MENA region, and is supported by the German agency (EconoWin)
The program was specific to qualifying the mentors, (who are leading women in several educational, economic and social fields,) and develop their counseling and guidance skills, in order for them to deliver the knowledge and skills to the other beneficiaries of this initiative (college students,) and that is through the building of a relationship between them that aims at helping them attain the goals set out by this initiative.
The Family Support Line
Irshad Center assisted The Jordan River Foundation in the establishment of The Family support Line in Jordan. The family Support Line is a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive helpline with the purpose of promoting healthy development of children. This is done through supporting parents and caregivers in understanding and responding effectively to the different needs of their children, and through offering easy access to a multidisciplinary team of professionals, who in turn provide effective consultation and referral services in a single phone call. This service intends to facilitate better understanding of children’s needs, tackle issues of concern, and provide response to children’s pleas for help. A program of one month and half was customized for the family support line to help the staff to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able to deal with children’s calls.
Comprehensive Sensory Integration Program
Irshad Center, along with the University of Science and Technology and the University of Southern California, conducted a comprehensive sensory integration program in which the theory of sensory awareness, evaluation and intervention were discussed. The program was administered in Jordan and attended by several professional belonging to different centers in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Abu Dhabi, Syria and Dubai.
After ten years of experience in the fields of social development, Irshad Center developed a unique diploma titled the Psychosocial Support Training Diploma, and accredited by the University of Jordan, which studies the social behavior of the individual and the community in order to build a better society that is based on the understanding of individual and group behavior and solving problems in a specific and scientific way.
The main aim of this diploma is to improve the skills of social workers to develop their service by understanding the societal and psychological needs of individuals, families and organizations by using mental health methodologies. This program specializes in the fact that it customizes requirements according to the categories that the social organization is targeting, taking into consideration the important role that the culture plays.
Another diploma that Irshad has created is the Educational Psychology Training Diploma, also accredited by the University of Jordan. The aims of this diploma are as follows:
- To provide educators with the necessary knowledge in different fields to help them make the right educational decisions that take into account the needs of students of all ages.
- To provide educators with the results of the scientific research that explains the systematic schooling that can be applied in most of the educational situations, both inside and outside of the classroom.
- To provide educators with the ability to psychologically assess educational skills to identify the students suffering from learning difficulties and to identify ways of intervention and support.
Pending Projects worth noting:
Trauma Relief and Women Empowerment Project for Syrian Victims of War
Relieve the women from their trauma induced stress and allow them to take up a main role in the restoration of hope and to become key change agents in their society.
Empowering the Syrian Refugees & other Vulnerable Populations to become Supportive Teachers ,Physiotherapistand Nurse assistants inthe Education & Health Sectors:
To Support the Educational & Health Services for Syrian Refugees & other Vulnerable Populations by qualifying Supportive Teachers ,Physiotherapistand Nurse assistantswith a specific training diploma to decrease the shortage of teachers and Physiotherapist in the Syrian Refugees & other Vulnerable Populations communities.
Youth Anti Violence Ambassadors Project
a) Educate students on the consequences of violence and rioting and incitement within Schools .
b) Hold seminars and workshops aimed at establishing security and stability within the schools.
c) Activating the role of community policing within the Jordanian public secondary schools.
d) Educate young people about the need to respect others' opinions.
e) Activate regulations and instructions for Violence prevention in schools .
Afghan Rural Youth Development Program
To create greater resilience among youth to counter the impact of illicit poppy cultivation and recruitment for violent extremism by building a network of Afghani rural youth leaders who are:
1) Empowered and committed
2) Capable of growing sustainable agricultural products and agricultural businesses
3) Connected to educational and career trajectorie
University Violence Prevention Project (YVPP)(Peace Ambassador)
To reduce the frequency and the severity of their tendency for violent acts and criminal activity among students at Jordanian universities. The project focuses on the enhancement of personal strengths, conflict resolution and the development of relationships within the communities of Jordanian universities.
Empowering Refugee Women Project (ERWP)/Inside & Outside Camps
To give refugee woman a chance to reduce stress related symptoms that appeared as a result of displacement and eventually improve herself and improve her quality of life by learning techniques of stress release, as well as equipping them with the industrial skills necessary for producing and selling their own cleaning products.
Leaders Transferable Skills Training project (LTSTP)
To offer comprehensive services to assist students and Alumni in developing, implementing and evaluating career and life plans to promote personal and professional development by utilizing a holistic approach to achieve their career goals, provide them with a foundation to become self-directed learners, and educate them through the career planning process.
Irshad has developed the "Sand Therapy" program that is designed to expand your knowledge of "Sand therapy" as an assessment tool and therapy technique for children and adults with mental dysfunctions including ADHD, autism spectrum and impaired mental functioning; difficulties with communication and a wide range of mood disorders; and those struggling with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, stress disorders, relationship issues. You will learn practical ways of measuring, monitoring, and managing as a central part of the assessment and therapy process.