Our main activities are:
- develop study-based coping strategies and screening measures for children
- support research proposals that enables us to improve the coping strategies
- promote and support research on the effects and consequences of war, warlike situations and disasters on children and their families
- train people in our manuals
- make research results available to the public and increase international understanding effects of war, warlike situations and disasters
- work to obtain grants, contributions and other kinds of financial support
The Children and War Foundation was established in Bergen in 2000. Two professional groups, the Center for Crisis Psychology in Bergen, and the Institute of Psychiatry in London, have been instrumental in setting up this foundation.
The Children and War Foundation has developed measures which enable large groups of children to be reached after wars and disasters, and children at a high risk to be identified quickly after a traumatic event.
The Teaching Recovery Manual is widely used, and it has been used after earthquakes in Greece, Turkey, Iran, tsunami in South East Asia, conflicts in Africa, Sri Lanka and in Palestine. The evidence-based exercises have been demonstrated to have a wide applicability and to work in varying cultures. IN addition we have developed other manuals to use following war situations and disasters. In addition two other manuals have been developed, the Writing for Recovery manual and the Children and Grief: Teaching Life Skills manual
More information about the background and history can be found by clicking here
Different projects we have supported can be found here