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 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.