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 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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
From the 27th to the 30th September 2016 there was a training workshop on the Teaching Recovery Techniques manual, which was developed by the Children and War Foundation. The workshop was organised by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Foundation, A Syrian-American non-profit medical organisation with its headquarter in the USA. The training was delivered by Dr. Masa Al-kurdi, a trainer from the Foundation, and her co-trainer Ms. Lamia Al Gorra. The training was held in the suburbs of Thessaloniki in an area called Sindos, closely situated to the refugee camps where later implementations of the program would take place.
The Children and War Foundation took part in the 4th annual conference held by the Syrian Association for Mental Health (SAMH). The conference was held in Gaziantep, Turkey on the 23rd and 24th April 2016 and was focused on mental health care for Syrians, in and out of Syria. Read more »