Trauma Surviving and Hope

Innovative Approach to teenagers


nominee ["50000","50409","50418","50407"]
Country / Region:
throughout Austria
Sisak-Moslavina County
Split-Dalmatia County
City of Zagreb
Civil Society/Social Economy
Fields of action:
Violence prevention / Help for victims
Migration / Interculturality / Ethnicity
Psychosocial impairments
Age of the target group:
19 - 25 years = young adults
12 - 18 years = youths
Gender of the target group:
all genders
Project owner:
ACT NOW, Katharina Zangerl
Responsible person:
Katharina Zangerl

What is it about?

Traumatized refugee teenagers in Croatia do not have access to low-threshold psychosocial support, amongst others caused by language and attitude barriers. A group of voluntary experts identified an effective response, with a psycho-educational Booklet-Series as its key component, to be taken up by individuals, teachers, and social workers, equally relevant for local youth. Both the methodology and targeting refugee and local teenagers are innovative. The intervention is piloted in Croatia and will be used in other West Balkan refugee route countries, including Austria and Germany.