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Art exhibition raises funds for CAW

Art exhibition raises funds for CAW

"I am very pleased to support the wonderful work of Children and War UK. Vulnerable children need the help and hope that they bring.” Friends and supporters of Children and War UK enjoyed a very special evening reception and exhibition viewing at University College...

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Farewell to a founder member

Farewell to a founder member

Professor Patrick Smith, one of our founding figures, has come to the end of his term of office and left us on 17 May 2024. We are hugely grateful for Patrick’s input, as a founding trustee  of CAW UK and also a Board member of the CAW Foundation in Norway. Before...

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Training for Bedford Early Support Team

Training for Bedford Early Support Team

"We are grateful to those in this session who shared their own experience of being in wars and fleeing their homelands." In April 2024 we ran two days of training for the Bedford Early Support Team, who help children and families coming to the UK from Ukraine, Syria,...

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Training highlights of 2023

Training highlights of 2023

“The earthquake in Turkey and the war in Ukraine have been major focuses for our work, alongside training UK carers in schools and local authorities.” Major emergencies in Ukraine and Turkey were the focus of our training in 2023, with vital assistance given on the...

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Helping the children of Ukraine

Helping the children of Ukraine

“Even in the chaos of war, effective mental health input can be rapidly and cheaply provided and should be encouraged.” Almost 7,000 children in Ukraine have been helped to cope with the trauma of war through our TRT programme, according to a new report in the Journal...

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Our latest annual report

Our latest annual report

"We are particularly proud of our work to help traumatised Ukrainian children, which was launched within one month of the Russian invasion in 2022." The war in Ukraine was a major focus for our activities in the year described in our Annual Report 2022, which has just...

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New training in TRT Plus Parenting

New training in TRT Plus Parenting

"Our new training package is designed to help parents who face the challenges of conflict and displacement." On 16 January 2024 we ran two days of training for an international audience on how to lead courses in TRT Plus Parenting, a new addition to our psychological...

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£5,000 raised in memory of Bill Yule

£5,000 raised in memory of Bill Yule

Claire Yule, daughter of our much-loved trustee Bill Yule, has been raising money in his name for CAW UK – a charity which he co-founded and which was very dear to his heart. Already over £5,000 has been raised on the JustGiving page that Claire set up in his name....

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Christmas cards for Children and War UK

Christmas cards for Children and War UK

A huge thank you to graphic designer Jess Toudic who produced a new range of Christmas cards to raise funds for us. Jess donated 50% of the card sales to us, raising £145, which is very much appreciated. She is still keen to get this sum match-funded, so if anyone...

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Kateryna Yavna: Training Ukrainians in TRT

Kateryna Yavna: Training Ukrainians in TRT

When Ukrainian psychologist Kateryna Yavna found herself stuck in the UK because of Covid travel restrictions, she had no way of knowing that things would get worse. In normal life, she divided her time between London, UK, and Lviv in Ukraine. Then in February 2022,...

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Music for Ukraine’s children

Music for Ukraine’s children

A concert for Children and War UK in June 2022 raised over £8,500. Every seat in the house was taken, and many more watched via the live link. Our thanks to the marvellous musicians who made the concert so memorable: sopranos Emma Kirkby and Angela Hicks, Sam Brown...

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Ukraine – update

Ukraine – update

Children and War UK’s cascade approach to training is designed to reach large groups of children at risk of long-term psychological trauma. Between February and June 2022, we helped more than 1000 Ukrainian children – but the number of children who need help grows every day.

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Up to two years wait for war trauma therapy in UK

Up to two years wait for war trauma therapy in UK

The Guardian has highlighted the long wait that traumatised Ukrainian refugees who have fled to the UK for 'specialised therapy to help them heal from the horrors of war.' Children and War UK's trustee William Yule, an expert in child stress and trauma and the needs...

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Training in Ukraine

In the 10 weeks since the Russian invasion, a third of Ukrainians have been forced from their homes, […] more than 5.7 million refugees have fled Ukraine. A further 7.7 million have been displaced within Ukraine.’ Children and War UK is working with children affected, in Ukraine and surrounding countries

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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.