The Stops of Welfare

Well-being Stations Project

The Well-Being Stations Project aims to help orphaned children and their mothers to cope with the loss they have experienced and to alleviate the psychological impact of this loss on them. The project determines the needs of the target group consisting of orphans and social orphan children and their mothers through objective methods, develops programs that will respond to such needs and makes post-implementation evaluations. These evaluations are used both to analyze the effectiveness of the programs and to bring the programs into a more suitable form with the findings obtained.

The Wellbeing Stations Project aims to reduce the risk factors in the life of the target group and increase the support factors by developing “intervention” programs. With the activities carried out as part of the project, it is planned to encourage the mental, emotional and social development of children. In addition, activities are carried out to increase the academic success of the children involved in the project, and art and skill workshops are organized in order to improve children's skills in the developmental period in multiple fields based on the theory of multiple intelligences. Psychological support programs and training activities are organized for mothers as well as children, and efforts are made to strengthen women spiritually, improve their parenting skills, and reduce negative discipline methods towards their children through the programs used.

Activities carried out for orphan children and their mothers within the scope of the project include:

  • Individual/group psychotherapy service for children and their mothers
  • Arts & Skills & Games Workshops for Children
  • Culture and art trips
  • Well-being project
  • Psychoeducational studies for mothers and children
  • Cooperation with schools

 

Short Term Goals of the Project

The short-term goals of psychosocial studies to be carried out to alleviate the psychological problems that have arisen due to the loss of parents are:

To regain the lost basic sense of trust,

To prevent the deteriorating effects and mental disorders that may arise from post-traumatic stress reactions,

To enable women and children to regain their previous level of functionality before the traumatic experience,

To enable children and women to develop more realistic and positive perspectives by correcting their distorted interpretations of themselves, their future and the environment they live in,

To educate parents and teachers on how to approach children with trauma, loss and grief,

To inform the target group about their fundamental rights (school enrollment, institutions that can receive financial support, etc.),

To create a database that will enable academic publications on children who have lost their parents.

 

Long Term Goals of the Project

To expand the institutions and centers that provide services to children who have lost their parents and their mothers,

To make academic publications that will increase the quality of psychosocial studies for children who have lost their parents and their mothers,

To be mediate in the internalization of social responsibility awareness in the students who will work voluntarily in the project.

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