Children and War training manuals

Children and War UK and our Norwegian partner Children and War Foundation have developed a number of manuals to help children at risk of long-term trauma. These manuals are available to trainees who have attended the Children and War training sessions.

We strongly recommend that you attend Children and War UK training if you want to use our manuals. Afterwards, you will be welcome to cascade that training within your organisation.

To find out more about training with Children and War UK and gaining an understanding of our techniques, email us at

CAW UK have developed resources to help children cope
  • Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT)
    The main Children and War manual, used with 8- to 18-year-olds in groups. Designed to meet the needs of groups of children who have experienced similar traumatic events.
  • Teaching Recovery Techniques for Unaccompanied Minors
    TRT has been adapted to meet the specific needs of unaccompanied minors and issues that they face in their new countries.
  • Teaching Recovery Techniques for 6- to 8-year-olds
    (Coming soon) The TRT manual for use with young children.
  • Children and Grief Manual
    Recognising that many traumatised children are also bereaved, a companion manual addresses ways of helping them cope better with their grief.
  • Writing for Recovery
    Structured ways of writing about feelings can be very powerful in helping gain control of these. Our six 15-minute sessions can be given to large groups of adolescents.
  • Children and Disasters Manual
    Helping children cope with their reactions to disasters
  • Assessment Questionnaire – Impact of Event
    The original Horowitz Impact of Event Scale was adapted by Atle Dyregrov and William Yule and shortened to eight items for children aged 8-18. It is now one of the most widely used brief assessments of stress reactions in children.

NB: All materials are copyright and may not be modified without permission from the Children and War Foundation or Children and War UK.

We're Recruiting!

Children and War UK are recruiting for 2 part-time roles to support our ongoing work and future expansion.