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Training in the manual “Children and grief: Teaching Life Skills. London November 8-9, 2018

Four professionals, William Yule, Atle Dyregrov, Marianne Straume and the late Frances Kraus, have developed a bereavement manual aiming to help groups of children with bereavement reactions following a loss that results from war or large-scale disasters. Given the enormous variations in mourning rituals and beliefs, the manual was carefully evaluated by professionals from many different cultures to minimise causing offence. The Foundation has sponsored a trial and positive results have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

A training in the use of this manual will be arranged in London on November 8-9, 2018. As this is skills based, the places are limited to 12. You can apply to: training.uk@childrenandwar.org

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Summer newsletter for 2018

We would like to share with you our summer newsletter for 2018. If you haven’t recived it from us before, you can now find it by clicking on this link. Hope you’ll enjoy reading about CAW’s latest updates! Best of wishes

Portuguese version of CRIES-8 is now available

Thanks to Sabrina Magalhãesand colleagues a Portuguese version of CRIES-8 is now available. The background paper for this is found here. The Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES) is an instrument for assessing posttraumatic stress among children and almost 30 language versions are free to download from our website.

The Kavli trust awards money to test the TRT manual

The Norwegian Kavli Trust has awarded 8.562 million Norwegian kroner to evaluation of the Teaching Recovery Techniques Intervention to decrease mental health symptoms and increase coping among refugee and asylum seeking children (granted 8.562 M NOK). We welcome sudies of the manual and look forward to have a broadened knowledge- and evidence-base for implementation of the manual among refugees.

More information can be found here

Summer newsletter for 2017

We would like to share with you our summer newsletter for 2017. If you haven’t recived it from us before, you can now find it by clicking on this link. Hope you’ll enjoy reading about CAW’s latest updates! Best of wishes

TRT Training in Dohouk, North Iraq

 

From the 13th – 17th February there was a training workshop on the Teaching Recovery Techniques manual. The workshop was organised by SOS children villages International (Iraq); a non-governmental organisation focused on providing care and support to children who are in need. The training was delivered by Dr. Masa Al-kurdi, a trainer from the Foundation, and co-trainer Ms. Lamia Gorra. The training was held in the city of Dohouk, an area hosting growing numbers of IDPs due to of ISIS invasions on nearby cities like Mosoul.

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Turkish versions available of CRIES 8 and CRIES 13

Thanks to Nesrin Hisli Sahin, Nail Sahin, Aysegul Durak Batigun and Banu Yilmazwe we now have the Turkish versions of CRIES 8 and CRIES 13 available on our webpage. The Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES) is an instrument for assessing posttraumatic stress among children.

Instruments for assessment in Hindi language

We recently uploaded instruments for assessing posttraumatic stress and cognitions and for assessing depression among children (Children’s Revised Inpact of Event Scale, DSRS and cPTCI) in Hindi language here on our webpage.

Interview with Aala el-Khani in the Guardian

It is very encouraging to read about Aala el-Khanis work to help traumatized parents and their children in an interview with the Guardian. Together with colleagues from Univesity of Manchester she, with support from our foundation is working to expand our Teaching Recovery Techniques manual to secure more family involvement and help. Reed the article here

TRT Training of Trainers in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

From the 26th to the 28th October 2016 there was a training of trainers (ToT) on the Teaching Recovery Techniques manual, which was developed by the Children and War Foundation.  The workshop was organised by the Social Support Society. The training was delivered by Dr. Masa Al-kurdi, a trainer from the Foundation.  The training was held in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, in one of the Lebanese primary schools where the TRT team teach Syrian refugees.

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