Sweden

Big Sister Webcam

Organization: Tjejzonen
Project: Big Sister Webcam
Location: Online, Sweden
Target group: Children who are victims of abuse

Childhood helped fund the very popular and academically evaluated online chat resources for at-risk girls, which Tjejzonen developed and continues to run. The project Big Sister Webcam is an evolution driven by the needs and wishes expressed by girls at risk. It combines anonymous chat communication addressing difficult issues with face to face mentorship bonding via webcams.

Read more: www.tjejzonen.se

Contact person at Childhood:
Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg(a)childhood.org

 

Enter

Organization: Skåne Stadsmission
Project: Enter
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Target group: Children who are victims of abuse, Street children, 
Children in alternative care

Enter is a day care centre during afternoons and evenings for adolescent girls at risk, who does not receive adequate support from social and medical services. Enter offers therapeutic conversations in private and in group, various joint activities such as dinner, gym, horseback riding, and tutoring as well as child advocacy and work to strengthen social networks.

Read more: http://www.skanestadsmission.se/enter

Contact person at Childhood:
Britta Holmberg
britta.holmberg(a)childhood.org

 

Maskrosbarn Summer Camp

Organization: Maskrosbarn
Project: Maskrosbarn Summer Camp
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Target group: Children who are victims of abuse, Children in alternative, Street children

Maskrosbarn organizes summer camps for children to parents with alcohol and/or mental problems. The camps give the youth an opportunity to spend part of their summer holiday without feeling responsible for their parents and share their experiences with other young people in a similar situation. The project results in strengthened resilience and reduced sense of loneliness among the participating youth.

Read more: www.maskrosbarn.org

Contact person at Childhood:
Britta Holmberg
britta.holmberg(a)childhood.org

 

Barnrättsbyrån, Child Rights Bureau

Organization: Ersta Diakonisällskap
Project: Barnrättsbyrån, Child Rights Bureau
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Target group: Children who are victims of abuse, Children in alternative care, Street children

Barnrättsbyrån is a low-threshold service open for all children, regardless of their complex of problems that feel that their rights have been violated. The project is a resource with legal and psychosocial expertise that complements existing services and help children and young people to navigate in the system and access the help they need.

Read more: http://www.erstadiakoni.se/sv/barnrattsbyra/

Contact person at Childhood:
Britta Holmberg
britta.holmberg(a)childhood.org

 

Children to Single Mothers, Gothenburg

Organization: Fryshuset
Project: Children to Single Mothers, Gothenburg
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Target group: Families at risk

With the project Children to Single Mothers, Fryshuset wants to give the children of single mothers a childhood characterized of hope, games, laughter and happiness. The aim is to strengthen the social network of the mothers, reduce their sense of isolation and make them more comfortable in their role as mothers.The main component of the project Children to Single Mothers is activities and gatherings organized with the intent to give the children the right to happiness and fun experiences together with their mothers. The idea is that the activities will strengthen the bonds between children and mothers and also increase the self-esteem of both mothers and children. The other component of the project is activities aimed at supporting the mothers in their role as a parent; networking with other mothers in the same situation, parent education, advise from child psychologist and concrete support in practical matters.

Read more: www.fryshuset.se/ensammamammor

Contact person at Childhood:
Åsa Wikström
asa.wikstrom(a)childhood.org

 

Children to Single Mothers, Stockholm

Organization: Fryshuset
Project: Children to Single Mothers, Stockholm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Target group: Families at risk

With the project Children to Single Mothers, Fryshuset wants to give the children of single mothers a childhood characterized of hope, games, laughter and happiness. The aim is to strengthen the social network of the mothers, reduce their sense of isolation and make them more comfortable in their role as mothers.

The main component of the project Children to Single Mothers is activities and gatherings organized with the intent to give the children the right to happiness and fun experiences together with their mothers. The idea is that the activities will strengthen the bonds between children and mothers and also increase the self-esteem of both mothers and children. The other component of the project is activities aimed at supporting the mothers in their role as a parent; networking with other mothers in the same situation, parent education, advise from child psychologist and concrete support in practical matters.

Read more: www.fryshuset.se/ensammamammor

Contact person at Childhood:
Åsa Wikström
asa.wikstrom(a)childhood.org