Counselling child victims of war trauma and stressed parents
Young children are particularly vulnerable to psychological trauma. Displacement due to armed conflict and persecution puts them under enormous psychological stress. On top of that, parents state that they become more violent against their children, as a result of depression and traumas. They become angry and frustrated because they cannot offer basic survival needs for their families. This leads to depression and increases violence towards children.
The Preschool Child Development and Protection department at Caritas provides early childhood care and development for very young traumatized children and their families.
We aim to offer the highest quality of care for very young children. We nurture the “whole child” in physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. We promote effective child growth from early ages to adulthood, parallel to enhancing optimal development of their families.
Our goal is to build a society together that appreciates children rights. A society in which learning and growth are intertwined. We aim to build the foundation for a healthy generation, in which children become effective decision makers, who are able to work, fulfill and achieve their goals efficiently. To contribute to positive change in their families and the surrounding community.
We believe that children should be encouraged to be independent thinkers and life-long learners. Each child needs the opportunity to explore and develop its own talents and learn how to live, communicate and dream. Our role is to encourage and support each child in all areas of development, thus creating a positive self-image and realistic opportunities for success.
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Where: Alexandria, with the main focus on rural and slum areas
Sponsor: Caritas Germany
Ms. Mareez Amin