Mother and Family Empowerment Program (MFEP)
Through the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Service (Inpatient), and in order to sustain our comprehensive vision in the therapeutic process, our team works on maximizing the rehabilitation progress and development of the children through the Mother and Family Empowerment Program. In this program, we provide training to mothers, fathers and family members to become shadow therapists for their children. Parents return home with a Home Therapy Plan, customized to the needs of their child. In this way, parents continue with their child’s therapies at home to ensure continuity and progression. The program also provides psychosocial support through individual and group sessions for mothers by our social worker at the Centre, in addition to recreational activities.
Moreover, parents attending this program benefit from awareness-raising and education on topics related to disability and the well-being of the mother and child. Topics cover positive parenting, health, hygiene and infection prevention, and nutrition. Furthermore, a special focus is given to the opportunities and challenges that face their children and how to overcome these challenges. The aim of the program is to empower the parents to be more aware of their child’s needs and rights to basic services in their communities and to be better equipped in supporting their children in their development.
Through this program, children with disabilities are supported at different levels, starting with the family and expanding into the community. This program helps children to become more independent by enhancing their rehabilitation results by providing the mothers with new expertise and creating a healthier and more positive environment, and a community abler to receive and support children with disabilities. This is in addition to empowering mothers with confidence and knowledge to help them return to their normal life of work or education in order to improve the financial situation of the family.