Trauma Surviving & Hope

Nominacija 2020

Zemlja: Austrija, Hrvatska

Regija: provedba u cijeloj zemlji, Sisačko-moslavačka županija, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, Zagreb

Sektor: Civilno društvo / Društvena ekonomija

Polja: Migracije, Pomoć žrtvama, Psihosocijalne potrebe

Nositelj projekta: ACT NOW, Projektgruppe "Trauma Surviving and Hope"

Odgovorna osoba: Katharina Zangerl

Poveznica

Izazov

Teenagers who fled from humanitarian crisis hot spots experience trauma and post-traumatic stress. Countries along the West Balkan route, including Croatia and Austria, do not have a psycho-social support strategy; this gap also includes care and response to trauma and post-traumatic stress for local teenagers.

Ideja

Hoffnung für traumatisierte Teenager (“Trauma Surviving Hope”) offers free, easy access booklets to inform teenagers and their caregivers on trauma and post-traumatic stress. The programme was founded and created by a multi-cultural volunteer expert group, who provide multi-lingual and cultural insights. The programme is also integrated with local municipalities through the Now Mayors network.

Akteri

Teenagers who are 12 years old and older are the primary target group. The teenagers participate in the programme’s project design and give feedback on the trauma booklets. This intervention strategy allows them to engage with the brochures and/or professionals (teachers, social workers, etc.) working with the young people. The Now Mayors Network is also a key support for sustainable local implementation.

Učinak

We have reached hundreds of teenagers and professionals, who realized that they are not alone. The programme works with trauma under the “do no harm” principle.  Experts and local decision-makers both agree for the need for transnational strategies to address trauma.

Transfer

The programme can be transferred to other regions and contexts: the concept is designed to work effectively in scenarios where location, documentation status and community affiliation can change rapidly. The programme embraces cultural, religious and linguistic diversity, as reflected in the programme’s expert advisory group.