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Adolescent mental health intervention program launched

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AMMAN - The King Hussein Foundation's Institute for Family Health has launched a mental health program aimed at addressing stress and anxiety in adolescents and youths, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The program is funded by Nuffic, a Dutch organization that advocates for internationalization in education, in collaboration with the University of New South Wales in Australia and the VU Amsterdam University.

The program, according to an institute press release issued on Thursday, is the result of years of research and studies examining the efficacy of mental health interventions for adolescents.

The institute also stated that program officers underwent extensive training to guarantee the program's successful implementation and transfer to other organizations and institutions.

The program consists of two components, one for individuals under the age of 18 and the other for those over the age of 18, and includes group and individual therapy sessions designed to provide psychological support and assistance.

The Director of the Institute for Family Health, Ibrahim Aqel, indicated that the program's objective is to foster a welcoming, rights-based environment that provides exceptional health care without regard to nationality, age, or race.

According to Esther den Hartog of the Dutch organization Nuffic, the program is an easy-to-learn designed for non-specialists in psychological support and does not require years of training.  

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