Safe and Sound (SaS)
SaS will focus on capacity building of two local NGOs and school staff, teachers and parents by designing, developing (through adaptation) and implementing a school-based gender sensitive psychosocial support program for Syrian refugee children currently living in Lebanon. Amongst others, Professionals and/or students with a psychology and medicine background will be trained in doing formative research. Based on the results of this research a school-based intervention program from the Living Peace Institute will be adapted to local settings. Furthermore psychosocial experts will be trained in a school-based, gender sensitive psychosocial support program for Syrian refugee children and adolescents.
The project aims to reduce the ill-making consequences of multiple traumatic experiences of Syrian children at primary and secondary schools and improve their mental health and psychosocial wellbeing. Through the selected approach, issues related to cultural sensitivity are addressed, teacher-parent contact is improved, and children (through teachers, parents, family and the rest of the community) are better equipped to healthily deal with the trauma they have experienced.