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.
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The SRSGVAC is an independent global advocate in favor of the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children, mobilizing action and political support to achieve progress the world over.