How we work

We help traumatised children by training those who give them psychological support, and by researching new interventions to aid their recovery. These services are offered to specialists and non-specialists internationally and in the UK.

We train those who work with traumatised children to use our proven trauma recovery techniques, and to train others in how to do so too. This creates a cascade of care, reaching out to the widest possible circle of children in the fastest possible time.

Our trainees might be specialists such as psychologists and social workers, or non-specialists such as teachers, community leaders or aid workers. The techniques we teach them are adaptable to many situations and easy to implement – because they are low-cost, quickly learnt and accessible to all.

Our trainers share Children and War’s manuals, techniques and ways of teaching, and psychological tools to reach children and their parents. The focus is practical – for example, how to deal with triggers such as sounds that revive difficult memories. Children are introduced to ways of coping with their stresses and reducing their long-term trauma.

Meanwhile, we conduct research into the effects of traumatic events on children, and into new ways of helping them to cope. And we continually assess our training to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.

We train responsible adults, such as teachers and community leaders, professionals and non-professionals to help large groups of children in their community as quickly as possible.

Training online or in person

Training is available for individuals and small groups, and bespoke training for organisations, in groups of up to 20 adults. This can be in person or online via video link.

The training covers our manuals and techniques, and can also include bereavement and grief training.

  • Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT), two-day course.
  • TRT plus additional topics such as bereavement/grief training, three-day course.

For more information about training, please contact training@childrenandwar-uk.org.

What we do makes a difference

Now more than ever, children need help to cope with the trauma they're experiencing.

Children and War UK is working to give them essential tools to reduce the long-term effects of traumatic stress.

Thank you.