• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Founded1989

Die Möwe

The main concern of the gull is the protection of children from violence and its consequences. In a total of 5 child protection centers in Vienna and Lower Austria, they offer children, adolescents and their caregivers concrete support and professional help with physical, mental and sexual violence. They look after and accompany more than 4,000 people every year for free and, if desired, anonymously. Their offer ranges from general advice on crisis intervention after experience of violence, process support to the sustainable processing of traumatic experiences in psychotherapy.  They are the contact persons for affected minors, their parents and other caregivers, as well as for pedagogues and medical professionals who are faced with cases of violence against children and adolescents in their daily work and need professional support. The help of the gull refers in about two thirds of the cases to the problem area sexual, physical or psychological violence and one fifth to the problem area separation and divorce. The aim of möwe prevention work is to prevent violence against children and adolescents from the outset and to create basic and further training conditions in which every child can grow up healthy and in safety. With their prevention services, they target schools and other educational institutions and work with both children and adolescents, as well as with parents and educators. Another mainstay of möwe Prevention work is the offer well accompanied - Early Help Vienna, under which families in stress situations early and low threshold can get help to better coping with everyday life. Violence, neglect and sexual assaults are still unpleasant and taboo topics despite the increasing improvement in pointing and naming, which often provoke overburdening and helplessness. With the gull information and education work , they want to create and encourage awareness, not to look the other way but to perceive the protection of children as a common social task. the gull  and its highly qualified professionals are part of a network of experts both at home and abroad.
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