Currently, the district of Konstanz receives more traumatised refugee women. Many of these women are pregnant or young mothers and are severely burdened. The physical as well as the psychological condition of the pregnant women is of high importance for the future physical and psychological health of mothers and children. Furthermore, mothers who experienced stress and violence often show limited parental skills.
The project is supported by the organisation „Aktion Mensch“ and aims to diagnose and treat psychological problems of pregnant or mothering refugee women. First, the women participate in psycho-diagnostic interviews at the centre of competence psychotraumatology of the University of Kontanz and vivo international. Subsequently, they can receive individual psychological counselling, treatment and referral to the support network „Frühe Hilfen“ to prevent further stress and attachment problems.
Additionally, courses and lectures for social workers, volunteers, and professionals like doctors and midwives are held to share the developed treatment approaches.