Individuals and families that have fled and forcefully migrated to Mexico and the United States from Central America have faced life-threatening situations, and often suffer from trauma. When they are returned to their home countries, many local institutions and organizations are unequipped with the necessary skills to provide immediate trauma-informed care and referral services.
Understanding that forced displacement is both a product and cause of acute and chronic trauma, since 2014, Glasswing’s goal has been to mitigate the social and emotional consequences of forced migration in both the immediate and long-term. In El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, Glasswing has been building the trauma and mental health capacity of both government and community institutions involved in repatriation and reintegration.
Aside from building capacity, Glasswing has also been providing ongoing direct support at the community level, through the provision of ongoing psycho-social support, resilience-building, and core skills development so girls and young women that have been returned can get access to the resources they need to re-build their lives, and prosper.