"Empowering parents"

Nominated 2023

Country: Austria

Region: Lower Austria, Vienna

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Adult education, Violence prevention, Interculturality

Project owner: AFYA - Verein zur interkulturellen Gesundheitsförderung / intercultural health promotion

Responsible person: Oula Khattab

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

Refugee parents face particular challenges, when they arrive in a new country. In this project parents are approached by certified, intercultural facilitators, who speak their first languages and understand their socio-cultural background. The approach throughout the six-week training is strenths- and resource-based. The aim is to reflect personal parenting styles and to provide knowledge about child development and needs as well as parenting skills to solve family conflicts and to educate without violence.