NCFA concludes ToT for family counseling staff


The National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA) recently concluded a training of trainers (ToT) workshop and was attended by 25 staff members who work in its family counseling centers located in the different governorates of the Kingdom.
According to Secretary General Fadel Al-Hmoud, the need for family counseling has risen from the belief that life's problems manifest themselves through the family and thus can be addressed within its domain. Family relationships can be an asset to each member, but at the same time can be a source of pressure and agony. In this context, NCFA has been keen to identify family-related issues which confront social workers in Jordan so as to be able to determine their training needs.
Al-Hmoud added that the workshop aims to train social workers on how to deal with issues that confront them such as divorce cases, family violence and problems that face children, adolescents and the elderly. It also aims to increase their efficiency and the effectiveness of the programs to scale up service delivery. The workshop comprised a number of pillars on family counseling such as: young girls and family group counseling, family violence and how to deal with it, theories on family counseling, parental skills and ways of development.
It is to be noted that NCFA has started conducting training programs targeting 2300 trainers representing different segments. The programs included awareness lectures, training workshops (supervised by Dr Suad Gaith and Dr Suhailah Banat), preparation of books and manuals on family counseling