“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”

– Viktor E. Frankl

We assist nationally and internationally in mediation and competence building. Our mentoring programs are designed for community building locally.

Course for integration in Schools

In addition to the normal challenges that occur in an ordinary school situation, there are today many children who arrive as refugees who have severe traumatic experiences in their short lived lives. Related to these experiences there will be mental and emotional instability and feelings of uncertainty, emotional disassociation, depression and anger.

These emotional challenges in addition to their introduction to a new environment, culture and local situations contributes to their learning disabilities on all levels, including language development. These children are of dire need for new experiences of safety, continuity and most of all, good relations as basis for further emotional and mental development.

Purpose

This course focuses on the school administration and its personnel. Giving new tools for dialog, increased safety and emotional support for the teachers as well as the students.

The program includes practical experience, training, tools and knowledge of psychological aspects that arises within trauma.

For whom

For you who would like tools for increased motivation, dialog and development for challenged and traumatized children and young adults.

Practical information: 

Length: 5 days

City: Stockholm

Language: Swedish

Next workshop:  April 4, 2019

For more information, contact us at info(at)conflictpreventiongroup.com

“Psychological competence is needed in order to meet refugees who has trauma or other psychological challenges, which can affect the establishment in any society”.

– Conflict Prevention Group

The all encompassing refuge situation has created challenges for national governmental bodies as well as for local municipalities, on how to exactly administer the housing, education, hobbies and work for all the refuges who has arrived.

Health is an important factor for our new citizens establishing themselves in our societies. Beyond the challenge related to refugee situation in their home country and the escape to a foreign country, which can be the origin to different types of trauma, there are other regular well-known issues in the integration into the new society.

The psychological and the physical health are both influenced by the experience of not understanding a society one arrives at. For example; lack of network, contact with local natives, conflicts amongst other refugees, language barriers, lack of safety and trust.

Within the limited resources and framework, increased stress for personnel and psychological overload for the refugees has easily led to conflicts at the temporary asylum residents.

To prevent and handling trauma and other psychological challenges, puts demand on the people in charge, but also on the personnel who are taking care of the new arrivals and holds a mediation function between them all.

The need for qualified competence is high! We are in need of deep knowledge about which psychological factors creates unease and fear. There is also a great need for self awareness with the Supervisor/leader/mediator/counselor about his or hers own significance in the situation and means of reaction.

Our education focus on three core competences:

  • Knowledge of the migration process, including health concerns for the refuges and the factors that influence the psychological and physical health. Ex. Experience of crisis, language difficulties, lack of network, lack of trust, change of lifestyle.
  • Knowledge of trauma and other psychological problems. Ex. Anxiety, fear, experiences of culture and world-conflicts that influences the establishment in the Swedish society.
  • Own psychological competence and self awareness for the supervisor or those responsible on site, to provide a qualified, safe and open-minded meeting with the refugees with varying problems, for children as well as adults.