The traumatic experiences of fleeing in addition to the foreign environment in asylum shelters are very stressful for many children and difficult to process. This project was launched to support parents who are raising their children under such challenges. Through various educational modules on topics such as “dealing with stress and psychological strain” or “parenting skills”, parents were familiarized as fully as possible with the developmental needs of their children. Likewise, they receive information from experts who educate them on these topics.
The success of the project and the gratitude for the multi-faceted training sessions is reflected in the positive feedback from participants. The parents perceive the offerings as supportive and feel that the individual exchange with the staff strengths their role as their children’s first caregiver. Thanks to the valuable information, they adjust to their everyday lives in Switzerland and into the new culture more easily.