Happiness Again is currently working in 4 main program areas using a multi-disciplinary approach to deliver Support, Treatment, facilitate reintegration and raise awareness.
This project focuses on children aged from six through twelve who have been physically and psychologically traumatized either directly or indirectly by the Syrian crisis. Our psychologists specialize in treating children who have been traumatized by the war and in helping refugee families adjust to the new living conditions after relocation.
Through our 12-week program we offer: art therapy, music therapy, play therapy, psychodrama therapy, sand therapy, field trips.
This project is currently a six-week program of psychological support for teenagers. This includes a series of therapy-focused activities and lectures and will be extended into a three months session.
Happiness Again organizes activities such as talks by guest speakers, leadership courses, and volunteer opportunities to help create interest in future careers and engage the children in society.
In addition to this, facilitated discussions are held to increase the children's awareness of hygiene, health and education.
This project provides psychological support to help mothers of the children. These women attend their own twelve-week course which includes psychological evaluations once a week with experts in child development, as well as psychological support for themselves. This is done to help reinforce the lessons taught in Happiness in the home life of the children.
In addition, three times a week, the Center runs workshops on how to make accessories. The women are paid by this project and their products will be sold in the Zurich exhibition. Not only are they helping to support their families while learning a new skill, they are also gaining self-confidence and rebuilding their self-esteem.
Home visits Project
Home visits are the center's most recent project. As a result of the stigma associated with mental health issues in communities in the Middle East, many individuals who suffer from psychological disorders don't seek proper treatment or don't know where to find help. The home visits are intended to help address this issue.
A staff psychologist and two assistants visit the families in their homes with the aim of assessing their needs, recording medical data, and working with the family dynamics. They take hygiene gift baskets and after the assessment, are able to direct them to the Center for follow-up support or refer them to the proper organization. The Center also ensures that children who are out of school are then re-introduced into the system.