History

IDRAAC’s members started conducting research since 1982. At that time, they were faced with a grim reality: there was no data on mental health disorders in Lebanon, nor any available assessment tools to assess the prevalence of these disorders (on a large scale). Above all, the Lebanon wars had been ravaging the country and there was little knowledge about their effect on the mental health of the population.

Since then, IDRAAC’s history in the field of mental health has allowed its members to take part in different projects related to awareness, advocacy and community services as well.

1982
1982
IDRAAC members started working on research studies to assess the prevalence of mental health conditions in Lebanon.
1997
1997
IDRAAC is first founded under the name IDRAC.
2005
2005
IDRAAC started the L.E.B.A.N.O.N. study in partnership with Harvard University. 
2006
2006
IDRAAC developed a hotline to respond to traumatized Lebanese during the July 2006 war
2007
2007-2009
IDRAAC started working on the new Mental Health Law which was proposed and written by IDRAAC.
2009
2009-2011
IDRAAC started the School Program for Building Resilience and Coping with the support of the European Union.
2013
2013-2016
IDRAAC validated several internationally used scales to detect depression, dementia and anxiety with the support of the Alzheimer’s Association USA.
2013
2013-2014
IDRAAC started implementing the Turning Teachers into Educators of Tolerance and Conflict Resolution in Lebanese Schools program with the support of the US Embassy Small Grants Program.
2015
2015
IDRAAC takes part in the “It Gets Brighter” campaign which was started by the University of Oxford.
2015
2015-2016
IDRAAC started the Elderly Empowerment Project in partnership with the Municipality of Byblos-Jbail and with the financial support of the European Union.
1996
1996
IDRAAC developed a crisis cell to respond to the affected Lebanese during the “Grapes of Wrath” attack on Lebanon.
2002
2002
IDRAC is officially registered (permit No. 63).
2005
2005-2006
IDRAAC started the Parenting Skills Treatment Program for Mothers of Children with Behavioral Problems with the support of Oxfam-Quebec / CIDA/ Canadian Fund for social development (CFSD). 
2007
2007
IDRAAC started the Assessment Study of Psychosocial Status of Children and Adolescents in the South of Lebanon and Southern Suburbs of Beirut After the July War (SSSS).
2007
2007
IDRAC is now named IDRAAC and its activities include advocacy as a major component (permit No. 63, amendment No. 7848 on March 28, 2007).
2010
2010
IDRAAC produced the Teacher’s Manual to Learning Problems and Psychological Disorders in the Classroom in partnership with the Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD) and with the support of AMIDEAST and USAID.
2013
2013-2014
IDRAAC started implementing the Wellbeing of Syrian Refugee Families project with the support of USA Department of State, the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and UNFPA.
2014
2014
IDRAAC’s campaign “Think About It” wins the Pikasso d’Or for the citizen billposter category.
2015
2015-2016
IDRAAC started the Substance Use Awareness and Prevention Program for Medical Students with the support of UNODC.
2017
2015-2017
IDRAAC, with the support of the French Embassy in Lebanon, started working on “Addressing the Needs of the Total Assyrian Community in Lebanon” a project that aims at providing mental health and psychosocial support to the Assyrian community in Lebanon.
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