Safe and Sound: A School-Based Psychosocial Support Program for Refugee Adolescence

​​​​​​​​​The Safe and Sound program aims to build the capacity of two local NGO schools' staff, teachers, parents, and students by designing, developing and implementing a school-based psychosocial support program for Syrian refugees aged 12-18 currently living in Bekaa, Lebanon. The 15-week program will take place in the schools in fall 2019 and will reinforce Syrian refugee adolescents' resilience through skill-building in self-awareness, conflict resolution, bullying prevention, non-violence, and healthy communication. The Safe and Sound program helps young adolescents to build peace in mind by learning to handle strong emotions and be guided in finding alternative, healthy coping skills that strengthen resilience and promote non-violent relationships with others.

Funding for the project is provided by the Dutch government through NUFFIC​