The "Popy the Girafe" project funds : program currently deployed in 8 prisons. The team of psychologists from the Relais Enfants-Parents, a non-profit organization, prepares the child for their meeting with their parent in prison. The prison environment is hostile. In order to allow the children to 'play down' the situation and see the detained parent again, in the best conditions, the route to the visiting room is signposted in a fun way and the child is greeted by a reassuring mascot, Popy the Giraffe. In Belgium, more than 12,000 children have one, or both, parents detained in one of the country's prisons.
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