Trauma stabilization for refugee families with Psychodrama – innovation project 2017-2019
Evidence Based Trauma Stabilization (EBTS) consists of two innovative products for stabilization of traumatized children among refugee, asylum seeking and immigrant families. The EBTS-Program is a Psychodrama based short trauma stabilization process for refugee, asylum seeking and immigrant families. In the EBTS-Training psychologists, social workers, educators and other professionals learn to conduct the EBTS-Program in groups of refugee families.
The project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This project is born in the present need of more effective working with refugee, asylum seeking and immigrant families. The European situation is challenging, and as professionals we should find new ways of supporting the integration of refugees in our society. One way to do it, is to support constructive relations between children and parents and to develop resilience in the families. Most of refugee, asylum and immigrant families have some kind of trauma experience in their original country or on their way to destination country.
EBTS re-connects traumatized children to their parents and thus to their most important binding resource. EBTS uses the language of the children: Playing.
EBTS combines psycho-education on trauma with child-friendly and children-psychodrama playful stabilization techniques
EBTS provides helpers with the latest knowledge in the field of trauma using experience-oriented and action-oriented methods.
EBTS stabilizes children, parents and helpers.