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The Egmont Foundation supports initiatives strengthening the ability of children and young people to cope with life crises

Helping Children and Young People to Cope with Life Crises

Life crises can threaten the child’s or the young person’s positive personal development. Learning difficulties are often the consequence, just as the child or the young person is often prevented from leading a normal life with friends, family, and leisure activities.

Life crises cannot always be prevented. But the child or the young person can be supported in meeting challenges and in developing and growing stronger. This is why the Egmont Foundation supports initiatives strengthening the ability of children and young people to cope with life crises.

What do we Support?

Among other things, we support counselling and therapy for children and young people, the development of new initiatives and approaches, dissemination, and research.

Examples

  • Social support and counselling for vulnerable families with children
  • Psychosocial support for families with children affected by cancer
  • Support to the bereaved following the Utøya massacre in Norway 2012
  • Care and counselling for children with an imprisoned parent
  • Group counselling helping children to cope with high conflict divorce