17 November, 2015
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.