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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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TRT Training in Thessaloniki, Greece

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.

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A Brief on the 4th Syrian Association Mental Health Conference

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 »

Russian version of CRIES-8, DSRS and cPTCI added

Three of our measures; DSRS (Depression self-rating scale for children (Birleson)), CRIES-8 and cPTCI are now available and can be downloaded in Russian under the measures section of our website.

We thank Anastasia Efimenko for her work on the translation of the measures and Elena Cherepanov for making this possible.

TRT Training in Gaziantep, Turkey

From the 26th to the 29th February 2016 there was a training workshop on the Teaching Recovery Techniques manual, which was developed by the Children and War Foundation.  Together with the Foundation, the workshop was organised by the Syrian Association for Mental Health (SAMH), a Syrian organisation that promotes psychological health and wellbeing[1].  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 Gaziantep, Turkey where later implementations of the program would take place in local Syrian orphanages.  Read more »

TRT Training in Beqaa, Lebanon

 From the 25th to the 28th of January 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 Social Support Society (SSS)[1], a Lebanese organisation providing mainstream education to Syrian children refugees in Lebanon.  The training was delivered by Dr. Masa Al-kurdi, a trainer from the Foundation, and her co-trainer Ms. Lamia Al Gorra, who was previously trained on the TRT manual in Jordan, 2012.  The training was held in Beqaa, Lebanon where later implementations of the program would take place. Read more »

Workshop on Post Trauma Management, in Peshawar

From 29th of September to the 3rd of October this year there was a training workshop on “Post Trauma Management” held in Peshawar, Pakistan, based on the manual “Children and Disaster, Teaching Recovery Techniques” developed by Children and War Foundation. The workshop was organized by Horizon Welfare Agency and Ibadat Hospital, Peshawar in collaboration with World Psychiatric Association (WPA), World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR), The Royal College of Psychiatrists and Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House,

Mark Pharmaceuticals, Children and War Foundation and University of the Punjab. The team of resource persons was from Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP), Centre for Clinical Psychology (CCP) University of the Punjab Lahore and Behria University Islamabad. A team of 6 psychologists headed by Nazia Bashir conducted this workshop on behalf of Children & War Foundation Bergen Norway and Kings College London. Children and War Foundation trained the professionals of CCP on this manual in 2013 and currently a reasonable number of professionals are equipped to provide this group intervention following manmade and natural disasters in Pakistan. This training workshop on Post Trauma Management was planned to observe the needs of professionals regarding trauma management specifically with reference to the terrorist attack at the Army Public School Peshawar. You can read the written report here.