Family counseling is one of the most important services the association offers, the counseling sessions start either from pregnancy or after the child’s birth and it keeps going for the whole year.
– Direct family counseling sessions
When a family realizes that they are having a child with Down syndrome, they go through many emotional phases such as sadness, denial, helplessness, anger, and
fearfulness, family counseling can reduce these negative emotions and can help families be more accepting and it could also guide families into finding happiness, stability and understand each family member’s responsibility.
Both professional and humanistic relationships are offered by the association to the family, to help them find the perfect solutions for their emotional and psychological distress, so they could learn to have better coping mechanisms in a shorter period of time.
Many programs were offered to provide the social and mental support to the child and his family, to make the child more independent and to help the family find good solutions for the hyperactivity and behavioral issues the child might come up with, and to also help the family understand the future dilemmas they might come across as child with Down syndrome grows older.
Along with direct family counseling the association offers other services to the family such as:
– Awareness workshops and conferences and training lectures
– Entertaining social programs that help the families to exchange experiences and information and help them bond and feel more relatable.