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New sponsor

Sivert Straume and Bypsykologene have graciously decided to sponsor CAW with NOK 75000 yearly. We are very thankful for this large donation that will help us achieve our goal of building knowledge and helping children who experience war and disaster.

TRT Training in Baghdad

A Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT) training took place at Baghdad Teaching Hospital in Baghdad on the 7th and 8th of January 2015. The training was led by Dr Numan Ali, FRCPsych and supported by board member Tori Snell by video conference. Nine mental health professionals participated. The training was hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and a psychological trauma center based in the hospital.

Training in Lviv, Ukraine 11 and 12 October 2014

Responding to requests for training in Teaching Recovery Techniques, Elin Hordvik and Bill Yule conducted a two-day training for 20 participants at the Catholic University in Lviv. The invitation came from Dr Oleg Romatchuk and Dr Dennis Ougrin, both child psychiatrists . They have set up a network of CBT therapists across Ukraine and provide regular supervision. The therapists work mainly with adult clients and this training was in response to the need to work with groups of children affected by the fighting in the east of Ukraine and in Kiev. Read more »

Korean version of IES13 added

The Foundation has now added a Korean translation of the 13 item version of the Impact of Event Scale for children.

Training in Turkey, August 19-21st

The training was held at Rihanli National Center for Mental Health, located in the city of Rihanli, Turkey, on the border with Syria. Read more »

TRT training in Baghdad

Baghdad Teaching Hospital in collaboration with the Baghdad Trauma Centre have agreed the regular training of staff teams in Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT). Read more »

TRT training in South Korea after ferry accident

Children and War Foundation conducted a training in the TRT manual in South Korea to train group leaders in relation to the tragic ferry accident that occurred on April 16, 2014.  Read more »

New research showing positive results using Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT)

The study by Pityaratstian et al. assessed the efficacy of a modified version of the TRT for the treatment of PTSD in children affected by the tsunami in Thailand. They found a greater improvement on self-rated measures of PTSD symptoms for participants randomly assigned to the treatment than those on a wait-list control.

The article can be obtained here.

Recent research articles utilizing the CRIES-8 scale

Two recently published articles have used the CRIES-8 scale developed by Children and War Foundation. The articles can be retrieved here:

Validation of the Chinese version of the Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES) among Chinese adolescents in the aftermath of the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008

Effectiveness RCT of a CBT Intervention for Youths Who Lost Parents in the Sichuan, China, Earthquake

Professor William Yule named one of UK’s top 100 scientists

We congratulate our dear friend and colleague William Yule who has been named one of the UK’s top 100 scientists by the Science Council. Yule is one of the Founders of the Children and War Foundation, and has served on our Board of Directors from the start. Professor Yule was recognised for his leadership in advancing research and services in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children, particularly those affected in the former Yugoslavia. More on the award here.