This is a study on families living in the most difficult circumstances draw upon a rich set of characteristics, or ‘family strengths’, that enable them to nurture their members and continue to prosper in the face of even the most extreme adversity. This report contributes to efforts to shift the research on Qatari families and families in the Arab World from a deficit-centered approach to a strengths-based perspective that identifies the strengths of family members, community and culture.
This is a report on the work-family balance aimed at increasing the knowledge base on the Oman society. The purpose of the study of work-family balance detailed in this report was to build an evidence base to inform the creation or refinement of policy targeting work family balance and its related implementation standards to ensure the protection and preservation of Omani families. The report ends with policy-related recommendations in supporting Omani families.
This project aims to support adolescent wellbeing in Qatar. As a pilot, it will measure the effectiveness of an interventional program that supports preventive measures and combats risk factors through working with parents, teachers and school counselors of female adolescents. It will also raise the awareness of parents and relevant policy makers of the key findings and results of the effectiveness of the intervention program. Ultimately, it aims to propose a national interventional program to support adolescent wellbeing in light of the pilot results.
Qualitative Report on Perceptions and Experiences of happy, long-lasting Marriage among the Youth in Qatar.
This project aims to explore Qatari youth’s perceptions and experiences of what makes a happy long-lasting marriage; it will identify the factors that contribute to long lasting marriage and the challenges that undermine it among youth in Qatar; it will also propose recommendations - based on its key findings - that may contribute to relevant policy development for happy lasting marriages in Qatar.
This project aims to understand the social aspects of fertility rates among Qataris. It will provide an in-depth understanding of the structural determinants associated with the decline of fertility rates among Qataris, focusing on social aspects. In addition to the empirical evidence by qualitative research, the study will include a benchmark analysis relevant to the context in Qatar. This policy-oriented study will ultimately provide evidence to inform the development of population policies in Qatar.
This report project will investigate the quality time parents spend with their children during school commuting and the working conditions and challenges of parents who do not commute with their children to and from the school. It will explore the experiences of parents and the strategies they use to overcome this problem. The study seeks to provide policy recommendations to promote active parental engagement in school commuting of their children and propose best practices of preventive measures against child abuse during school commuting in Qatar.