EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS
Gaining knowledge in mothering/women’s issues is enormously empowering for many of our mothers with little or no educational background.
Enhanced mother-infant interactions in groups goes a long way towards decreasing the debilitating effects trauma has on responsive parenting, resulting in deeper bonding and healthier mother-child attachment.
A sense of community with other women serves to overcome devastating effects of isolation for those marginalized in society without family or friends.
93% of women attending groups state that they have used the knowledge gained to help other women thus making them valuable community resources and agents of change
Mothers rotate through four main
educational support groups
Breastfeeding and infant care for mothers with babies 0-6 months
Nutrition and toddler care for mothers with babies 6-18 months
Gender based violence awareness
Sexual Reproductive Health
I’ve learned so much about so many things.
I would not have had this chance in my country.
Precious, 36, Nigeria
When I came to Greece, I didn’t know anyone and didn’t have any friends. Now I have several good friends who I met here at AMURTEL and I don’t feel so alone.
Jamal, 35, Syria