The psychosocial approach looks at individuals in the context of the combined influence that psychological factors and the surrounding social environment have on their physical and mental wellness and their ability to function. This approach is used in a broad range of helping professions in health and social care settings as well as by medical and social science researchers.
A psychosocial intervention aims to reduce complaints and improve functioning related to mental disorders and/or social problems (e.g., problems with personal relationships or school) by addressing the different psychological and social factors influencing the individual. For example, a psychosocial intervention for an older adult or a parent of a child with disability might include psychotherapy, referring and addressing the caregiver's needs in an effort to reduce stress for the entire family system as a method of improving the client's quality of life.
In this room, children with disabilities as well as their parents will receive psychological support based on their individual plan. The room furnishing requires desks, chairs and a computer for the specialists. There will be shelves on the walls for toys and other items.
Number of annually serviced beneficiaries: around 80-100 person (including children, parents and family members)
St. Sarkis Neighbourhood center