Based on a report on mental health of Syrian children, conducted by Save the Children Organization released in 2017, it has been found that 84% of adults and almost all children found ongoing bombing and shelling as the number one cause of psychological stress, 89% said that children´s behaviour has become more fearful and nervous, 80% said that children and adolescents have become more aggressive, 71% children suffer from frequent bedwetting and involuntary urination (both common symptoms of toxic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder, 2/3 children have lost a loved one/had their house bombed or shelled/suffered war-related injuries, 51% said adolescents are turning to drugs to cope with the stress, 48% of adults have seen children who have lost the ability to speak or developed speech impediments, 49% said that children regularly or always have the feelings of grief or extreme sadness and 78% have these feelings at least some of the time.
The book focuses on the following topics: first aid for trauma prevention – a step-by-step guide (8 steps), developing a calming presence on the part of the parents so that they are able to provide appropriate support, restoration of psychic resilience in children through games (examples of therapeutic children’s games and art activities, rhymes and pictures evoking and strengthening inner resources, creation of individual healing stories, release/discharge of the energy of trauma, procedures of processing grief, assistance in catastrophic and mass disasters, guidelines for specific situations (death, divorce, sexual abuse, bullying, shootings), principles of processing crisis in groups, activation of groups and communities.
Syrian child, photo by Alessio Romenzi
Total Amount: KČ309 400,- = $14 084,-* or €11 850,-*
As a next step, we are planning to mediate the relevant trainings for the participating organizations staff in the refugee camps.
At present, the initial phases of our project are funded by Lush Česká republika, SVORTO Company, and Mr. Adamek.
We are open for cooperation with interested NGOs working with refugee families within the EU
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