Resources on Lebanon 

Here are some useful resources to familiarize yourself with Lebanon (pre and post bomb explosion) and support your clients during sessions:

Organizations & Databases

  • Afikra: A space dedicated to actively learning and sharing research about the Arab region’s history and culture. You can join their informative sessions online.
  • Beirut Resources: Relief resources for Lebanon in one place.
  • Beirut Resources Database: medical aid, Engineers/Architects, donations (food/clothes/items), emergency support, shelter, and others.
  • Megaphone News: an independent online media platform covering Lebanon from within Lebanon. Go to their social media platforms for English translations.
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: Psychosocial Centre
  • KAFA: social, legal and psychological support for women and families subject to extreme poverty and gender-based violence.
  • ARM (Anti-Racism Movement): intervention with and for migrant workers, migrant domestic workers, refugees and their families. Founders of Migrant Community Centre (MCC).

News Articles

Resources for Therapists, Families, and Communities 

In response to the recent explosion in Beirut Lebanon, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. These resources include tip sheets on: 

Psychological First Aid 

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on  Psychological First Aid  (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events.  PFA Mobile  is an app that can be accessed for free on Apple and Android mobile devices.  

The  PFA online training course  is available on our NCTSN Learning Center.  

PFA Handouts include: 

E-Learning Course 

For providers caring for firefighters and other first responders, take the Helping Heroes web-based training: http://training.helping-heroes.org/user/login 

Disaster Helpline 

SAMHSA has a  Disaster Distress Helpline  ​for relatives in the US – call 1-800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746