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24/07/2024

Green Crescent Addiction Prevention Practitioner Training Program was held for Country Green Crescents!

The International Federation of Green Crescent hosted an online training session regarding the Green Crescent Addiction Prevention Practitioner Training Program for Country Green Crescents from July 24-26. Expert volunteers from 19 countries, including Austria, Azerbaijan, Botswana, Palestine, Gambia, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, TRNC, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Serbia, Somalia, Tanzania, Greece and Zimbabwe, participated in the training program. By the end of the program, 50 participants earned certification as Green Crescent Addiction Prevention Training Program practitioners.

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SOCIAL INTEGRASYON

Social adaptation or integration in addiction refers to the process by which individuals who have overcome addiction reintegrate into society and return to a healthy social life. Country Green Crescents affiliated to the International Federation of Green Crescent play a significant role in providing crucial support during the social adaptation and reintegration process of individuals recovering from addiction. In this process, Country Green Crescents support individuals tackling addiction to reintegrate into society and promote their participation in a healthy social life by offering various services.

Become Part of Society Again

Social adaptation or integration in addiction refers to the process through which individuals who have overcome addiction reintegrate into society and return to a healthy social life. Addiction can adversely affect an individual's social relationships, career and academic journey, family connections, and overall social adjustment. Therefore, it is crucial for individuals recovering from addiction to become part of society again and adapt to social life in a healthy manner.

The process of social adaptation or reintegration in the context of addiction offers a supportive framework for individuals to successfully overcome their struggle with addiction and re-embrace a wholesome social life. This transformative journey facilitates individuals in rebuilding self-confidence, fortifying social bonds and actively engaging in the community in a meaningful manner.

Country Green Crescents affiliated to the International Federation of Green Crescent play a crucial role in supporting individuals through the process of social adaptation or reintegration upon successfully overcoming addiction. Throughout this journey, Country Green Crescents provide support to individuals tackling addiction, helping them reintegrate into society and fostering their involvement in a healthful social life through a range of services. 

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Steps Followed in the Social Adaptation Process Include:

Facilitating Social Participation

Addressing Social Needs

Undertaking Social Arrangement:

Conducting Field Visits

Social Support Services

We provide a range of services aimed at enhancing the social integration and life skills of individuals and families. This includes personalized in-person consultations, organizing social activities, collaborating with the Employment Agency and Vocational Training Center and offering tailored guidance to meet specific needs.

Our team of Social Workers intervenes in various areas to address the needs of individuals and families effectively:

  • Helping individuals make the most of their leisure time
  • Assisting in managing social interactions
  • Supporting individuals in adapting to their local environment
  • Strengthening family bonds
  • Providing guidance on employment-related matters
  • Supporting individuals in their educational journey
  • Contributing to vocational training programs
  • Offering assistance to those lacking health coverage
  • Providing support for economic challenges
  • Addressing housing needs
  • Assisting individuals in overcoming life's challenges
  • Offering aid for physical health issues
  • Providing guidance on legal matters
  • Enhancing social skills

YEDAM (Green Crescent Counseling Center) Workshop

Situated within the Green Crescent Counseling Centers, which provide standing psychosocial support services, the YEDAM (Green Crescent Counseling Center) Workshop is an outpatient rehabilitation center. Within the scope of YEDAM, the aim is to develop social integration and vocational skills for groups with risk factors, enabling them to achieve a certain level of access at the psychosocial level. The branches of the courses to be established in the workshop are determined according to the culture, talents and interests of the clients. Organizing group sessions for prevention of relapse and recovery, and establishing workshop workspaces, contribute to increased participation in social life.

In the YEDAM Workshop, participants are encouraged to:

  • Engage in activities that match their interests and hobbies during leisure time and to stay away from risky environments.
  • Reduce psychological problems and enhance personal traits, thereby reducing the likelihood of substance use relapse.
  • Enhance skills to prevent substance use relapse, thus preventing addiction recurrence.
  • Develop social and essential life skills, thereby ensuring social adaptation.
  • Improve vocational skills to contribute to sustaining their own lives.

YEDAM Workshop aim to maintain the participant within the support system.

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The International Federation of Green Crescent recently held its inaugural webinar, titled "The Art of Fundraising," as part of its Capacity Building Program. This initiative aims to help Country Green Crescents more effectively access international and regional funding sources. The webinar, held on December 21, 2023, brought together 55 representatives from 24 countries and featured insights from five distinguished speakers across two sessions. The first session, "Fundraising Strategies and Opportunities for NGOs", included presentations by Matej Kosir from UTRIP and Jan Peloza from Impact Hub. The second session, "Empowering Fundraising Capacity in NGOs," featured a presentation by Dr. Mohammed Tariq Sonnan from UNODC. This was followed by exchanging experience from Dr. Ahmed Fairuz Bin Mohamed, President of Green Crescent Malaysia; Dr. Tajudeen Abiola, Secretary General of Green Crescent Nigeria; and Dr. Mousa Daoud, President of Green Crescent Jordan. In a poignant moment during the program, we honored Dr. Omar Farwana, President of Green Crescent Palestine, who tragically lost his life along with his family during the Gaza attacks on October 15. A commemoration speech and a short film were presented in his memory. The International Federation of Green Crescent will continue its webinar series under the Capacity Building Program, aiming to guide and support Country Green Crescents in effectively utilizing international and regional funding sources and enhancing their overall capacities.

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