The psychosocial situation of refugee families from war zones
Mental disorders in refugees
Children with traumatized family members
Support for traumatized families
Strengthening parenting skills
Treatment of trauma-related disorders
Creating a supportive environment
Wide and flexible availability.
Additional support for individuals who are helping refugees.Access to professional counseling services, such as the teaching of positive parenting strategies, is limited due to language problems and a serious shortage of trained interpreters. One promising solution is to use low-cost technology approaches such as online programs that are provided also in the language spoken by the recipients. The use of IT technology is cost-efficient, independent of location and time, and can be easily installed on devices such as Smartphones. Programs that are offered online can be adapted to individual needs, anonymity is guaranteed, and stigmatization, which is particularly likely to occur in mixed-sex groups, is avoided. Forms of online interventions have been proven to be very effective in addressing various psychological problems and disorders, with some found to be as effective as face-to-face interventions [ 42].