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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.

Continually updating the measures

We are continually updating the measures on our page. The latest update is a new Swedish version of Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale.

Update: training in London, December 16th – 17th, 2013

The closing date for responding has been extended to November 30th. To book a place, please respond to

Children and War Foundation, represented by William Yule and Patrick Smith, will be giving a training in Teaching Recovery Techniques on December 16th and 17th.

The Big Fun Run Sunday October 13th in Crystal Palace

Supporters in the UK are taking part in the next Big Fun Run in Crystal Palace, London, to raise funds for the Foundation.  Details of the run are here.

Please sponsor our runners!  Taxpayers in the UK can gift-aid any sponsorship by donating via our JustGiving site.

Children and war: the work of the Children and War Foundation

The latest report on the psychosocial webpage of Child Soldiers International is the review of the work of the Children and War Foundation from its inception to the present day. You can find the report here.



Aouatif Tawfik is raising money for Children and War Foundation

She is climbing Kilimanjaro for Children and War Foundation “because all children deserve peace and happiness”. Please support her, and read more about her story on JustGiving

Funding of research projects

Children and War Foundation is unfortunately not able to support any research projects at the moment.

The Big Fun Run

New Board member, Tori Snell and her daughter, Alexandra, ably supported by her son Matthew, ran in the Big Fun Run at Milton Keynes on Sunday 21st of July to raise funds for the foundation. Both ran the 5k in creditable times.

The next fund-raising run is at Crystal Palace in October 13. Runners needed!