Suzanne Jabbour

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Personal information

Title: 
Director, Founding member, Trainer

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
suzijab@hotmail.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Violence
Address: 
Boulevard El - Saraya, Fattal Tower, 7th floor
City: 
Tripoli
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 6 410577 & 961 1 385358
Fax: 
961 6 410577 & 961 1 385358
Work email address: 
restartc@idm.net.lb

Education

Master's degree, Clinical Psychology, Holy Spirit University in Kaslik, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Children with Special Needs and Cognitive Impairment
Counseling
Delinquency among Children and Adolescents
Learning difficulties
Mental health
Managing Social Welfare Institutions
Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Violence
Training of NGOs and Government Personnel
Languages: 
Arabic
French
English

Work history

Consultant, 2005, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, a member of the National Advisory Group.

Consultant, 2002 - 2003, World Rehabilitation Fund, landmines awareness program.

Director, 2000 - present, Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Violence (accredited by International Rehabilitation Council for Torture in Copenhagen).

Trainer, 1990 - present, different local civil society and governmental institutions, as well as international organizations.

General coordinator, 1999 - present, Mental Health League of Lebanon.

Director, 1989 - present, First Step together Association for Special Education.

Resource person, 1987 - present, local, regional and international organizations in the fields of mental health, learning difficulties, children with special needs and cognitive impairment, counseling, delinquency, child abuse, and rehabilitation of victims of torture and violence.

Honorary office and memberships

Council member, International Rehabilitation Council for Torture in Copenhagen, 2009 - present.

Founding member of Eastern Mediterranean Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions, 2000 - present.

Founding member of Mental Health League of Lebanon, 1999 - present.

Founding member of Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Violence, 1996 - present.

Founding member of the Lebanese Council for the Follow-Up of Learning Difficulties, 1995 - present.

Founding member of First Step together Association for Special Education, 1993 - present.

Productions

Major achievements: 
  • Interview concerning torture in the Middle East and North Africa region, Canadian TV, February 27, 2008.
  • Interview about Refugees in Lebanon who are subjected to torture, Swiss Public Radio, January 18, 2008.
  • Interview concerning the effects of torture on torture survivors and their family members, Monte Carlo Radio, October 10, 2007.
  • Interview about torturing of victims, CNN, May 27, 2004.
  • Articles in local newspapers highlighting the childhood theme, children with special needs, social policies, torture and violence.

Awards and Distinctions

Paul Harris fellowship from Rotary Club (Tripoli).