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.
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.
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 »
The Foundation has now added a Korean translation of the 13 item version of the Impact of Event Scale for children.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
Two recently published articles have used the CRIES-8 scale developed by Children and War Foundation. The articles can be retrieved here:
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.