Training in the Ukraine
In Ukraine, where Children and War UK first began working in 2014, people we trained have been using our Teaching Recovery Techniques with children affected by the Russian war. Since the Russian invasion in February 2022, Children and War continues to provide updated training for hundreds of professional and lay people, month by month.
Early in May 2022, UNHCR (the UN High Commissioner for Refugees) reported: ‘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.’
For children affected by events in Ukraine, Children and War UK is working with our colleagues in Lviv to extend training and support to child mental health workers in our techniques. We use video conferencing to run training sessions with people in Poland and Estonia. And in the UK, we’re working with Ukrainian colleagues to support displaced Ukrainian children.