Project

Children for Tomorrow treats traumatized refugee children under 18 years old and their families in cooperation with the Outpatient Clinic of the University Clinic Hamburg Eppendorf. The specialized mental health care program within the UniversityMedicalCenter’s Child and Adolescent psychiatric unit comprises inpatient and outpatient programs. Most refugee children arrive without their parents and with the assistance of human traffickers after months of travelling. On arrival the refugee children are moved into primary care institutions in Hamburg until an appropriate place is found. Most children and adolescents are referred to the outpatient clinic after six to eight months because they have been behaving ‘conspicuously’. At this point in time most of the refugee children have massive problems with the German language. The outpatient clinic is often the first place where the refugee children experience undivided and positive attention for their experiences, difficulty and symptoms. The program can include psychological treatments, behaviour psychological treatments and art therapy. We work with trained translators during therapies. Today, our multiprofessional team of ten can offer 180 treatments and treats about 250 patients a year.

Mohammed how he sees himself at the beginning of his therapy.
Mohammed how he sees himself at the beginning of his therapy.
His self-portrait after many therapy sessions.
His self-portrait after many therapy sessions.

Internships are welcome in the following areas:

  • Psychology. Duration: 6 months
  • Social education. Duration: 6 months
  • Art therapy. Duration: 6 months

Please send your CV to ka.krueger@uke.de