Articles by Keyword:Centre d’Accueil Norbert Ensch
Maison Norbert Ensch 26.10.2011
The Luxembourg Red Cross’s Maison Norbert Ensch (reception centre) is a place for children and youth in distress. The centre strives to offer them a stable environment with rules that respect the rights of each individual and create sufficient space for personal development. The main objective is to construct an intensive plan to reintegrate the individuals into their families of origin, and aims to do so with the help of the parents.
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Thanks to your donations, the Luxembourg Red Cross can improve the everyday life of these children. Your contributions help us provide sports, cultural, and other activities for the children. These activities help the children and teenagers prepare for returning to their families.
Youth Support Centre Norbert Ensch 28.09.2011
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Zoé group 15.07.2011
The stay within the Zoé group ends when the mother reaches 18 years of age. During the first three months after a mother has moved out of the facility, a follow-up on mother and child is provided by either the Zoé group or a qualified professional. In the cases of adoption, abortion, miscarriage, a still-born child, or an anonymous delivery, the young girls may remain in our care until an alternative accommodation has been found.
A place of support and meeting
The Zoé group is a place of :
- Outside support detached from any family pressure
- Meeting and sharing experiences among young girls who face similar situations and difficulties
The goal is to assist the young girls and their children in their daily lives by providing :
- Shelter suiting their needs
- Help with their studies
- Psychological support
A place serving the young girls’ development and the well-being of their children
- Allow young mothers to experience a stress-free pregnancy and give birth under the best possible conditions
- Help young mothers develop and maintain relationships with their children
- Provide young mothers with information about their role as a mother while still an adolescent
- Support them on physical and psychological levels
- Offer them the possibility to either work or continue their studies
- Engage the girls in activities appropriate to their age while assuring that their children are well taken care of by professionals
Educational staff and professional medical staff
A multidisciplinary and professional staff ensures :
- Medical care within the facility including nurses, auxiliary nurses, and midwives
- Education, ensuring comprehensive care
A welcoming place to live that has been adapted to the needs of young mothers and their children
Common rooms allow the mothers to come together. A playroom is also available for well-being and child development.
There are numerous available activities which aim to prepare these girls for delivery and motherhood :
- Parenthood preparation courses taught by a midwife and an auxiliary nurse
- Visits to various maternity wards in preparation of parenthood
- Post-birth fitness classes
- Information on breastfeeding
- Participation in the courses offered by “Initiativ Liewensufank” (first aid, baby nutrition, etc.)
- Aerobics for pregnant women
- Jam making sessions
- Regular meetings with other residents and the educational staff
- Orientation and integration into the group’s nursery
Download the Zoé group booklet here :
These young people have been entrusted to the Luxembourg Red Cross upon the decision of the Youth Court or on request by the adolescent or his/her parents.
The goal of this group is to stabilise the children’s situations, to successfully reintegrate children into their families, and to promote positive social integration.
Group Henri Dunant 15.07.2011
The reception centre Henri Dunant accommodates adolescent girls and boys who are between 12 and 18 years of age .
The house Henri Dunant is a reception centre of the Centre d’Accueil Norbert Ensch. Currently 9 adolescents, 5 boys and 4 girls, live there. Each of them has their own room which they can personalize according to their tastes.
The adolescents are taken care of by educators and a psychologist.
Group “Reebou” 15.07.2011
This community Reebou welcomes children aged 4-18.
A psychological and educational project is prepared for each child. This contains a psycho-pedagogic profile (description of the child), medical records, school transcripts, the situation within the family, and educational goals.
Reception Centre Norbert Ensch 15.07.2011
The facility “Centre d’Accueil Norbert Ensch” is a home designed for young children and adolescents facing difficulties. It aims to provide them with a stable environment where there are rules which respect the right of every individual and provide enough free space for personal development. The goal is to work intensively with children and parents in order to enable the reintegration into the family.