Hopeful refugee father holds his young daughter (Serbian - Croatina border).

Raising hope for vulnerable children & families

Raising hope for vulnerable children & families

Hopeful refugee father holds his young daughter (Serbian - Croatina border).
Hopeful refugee father holds his young daughter (Serbian - Croatina border). © Radek Procyk | Dreamstime Images

Introduction

Narrating and sharing traumatic experiences in safe, supportive settings helps children and adults organize fragmented sensory and emotional memories. Psychosocial interventions contribute to peacebuilding in violence-affected children through symptom focused efforts to alleviate psychosocial distress, a resilience enhancing approach that focuses on the importance of positive and compensatory experiences, and lastly, by integrating mental health and peace promotion as an integral part in group and individual treatments. 

In this section, we present key issues and challenges facing young children and families in conflict and post conflict situations, and strategies to help meet their needs.

Explore this work area by scrolling through each of the sections and subsections below. 

Additional information relating to this work area will be provided as it becomes available.

Topics & initiatives

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