Special section: Children who Experienced Trauma

You can access all the resources on the topic of children who experienced traume on this single page - news, documents, learning resources, discussions and experts.


22 Nov 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded PROMISE II project, and under the organisation of Terre des hommes and UNICEF, a three-day training took place in Budapest, 19-21 November 2019 for psychologists working in child protection. The topic was ‘... Read more
07 Nov 2019
A recent podcast discusses questions about child and adolescent to parent violence and abuse (CAPA): what it is, how to identify it compared to other behavioural concerns, when and why this form of abuse occurs, and how social workers should respond... Read more
17 Oct 2019
November 20th marks the 30th Anniversary of the UN Child Rights Convention. UNICEF Hungary has organised “Take Over Days” in Hungary for the past two years, and now, after Tdh has planned similar events in Romania, it is planning... Read more


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16 Jan 2020
This MOOC focuses on the psychological, juridical/legal and scientific research dimensions of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). The modules are dedicated to an in-depth analysis of TIC; they are divided into sections organized in line with a multi-... Read more
13 Jan 2020
This online course discusses how do children overcome hazardous experiences to succeed in life and what can be done to protect young people at risk from trauma, war, disasters, and other adversities. Learn about the importance of fostering... Read more
07 Jan 2020
The course examines how children's social environments at different levels, such as the family, community and societal levels, influence children's adversity, development, and resilience. This course is aimed at child protection... Read more


01 Jan 2019
The National Child Traumatic Network (NCTN) has published a list of measures that front line professionals can use to assess the exposure to trauma among the migrant and refugee families and children. Many of the tools are available in numerous... Read more
01 Jan 2018
The booklet "How trauma affects children and young people" is designed for frontline professionals and caregivers detailing what trauma is, how it affects children, and what are the effects of trauma on children, risk (vulnerability)... Read more
01 Jan 2017
The Bulgarian NGO Foundation for Access to Rights – FAR - shared the Short Guide on the Support and Care of Asylum Seeking Torture Victims by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. The handbook aims to propose a framework instrumental in... Read more


03 Oct 2019
Child protection practitioners (CPPs) may interact with migrant children victims of torture at asylum facilities, detention centers, medical care facilities, or others. It is important for CPPs to be able to identify if children have experienced... Read more
09 Sep 2019
This infographic is about identifying, supporting, and working with migrant children who are victims of torture. It was produced by Jun Pang, a Child Protection Intern at the Tdh Regional Office Europe.  Read more
09 Sep 2019
This infographic is about institutional barriers to and best practices for identifying, supporting, and working with migrant children who are victims of torture. It was produced by Jun Pang, a Child Protection Intern at the Tdh... Read more

Children who Experienced Trauma

Presentation of Play therapy [ChildHub webinar]
Date of publication: 2016
Play and creative techniques are becoming increasingly common in working with children in a variety of environments. More and more experts implement play in their approach to working with children.
Treating physical and psychological wounds of Syria’s war victims
Date of publication: 2016
The European Commission's Directorate-General of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection has provided a blog entry detailing the experience of a colleague who met with refugee families in Turkey who are receiving specific medical and psychological c
Young refugees struggle to hold on to their childhood
Date of publication: 2016
Mashable posted an article by UNICEF, which states that nearly one in four of the more than 1 million refugees and migrants who have arrived in Europe by sea this year is a child, according to the UN Refugee Agency.  During the dangerous journeys
Project Lift: Trauma therapy for Syrian children
Date of publication: 2016
The Daily Sabah (Turkey) reports on Project Lift, which  is a volunteer organization that offers creative arts therapy to refugee children from war-torn Syria.  The brainchild of the 16-year-old Emir Özsüer, who wanted to do something for the disp
Trauma-Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delicuency Prevention, USA
This publication includes instructions on how to recognize that a child has suffered violence in the family circle, with special emphasis on the differences between the symptoms in young children, elementary school-age children and teenagers.
Generation of Syrian children face 'catastrophic' psychological damage
Date of publication: 2015
Thomson Reuters Foundation reports that a generation of Syrian children are facing "catastrophic" psychological damage with one in four inside Syria at risk of developing a mental health disorder from witnessing traumatic events. The psychological
Ukraine: Overcoming fear and trauma
Date of publication: 2015
The European Commission reports that it will take years for many children to recover from the deep traumatic experience caused by witnessing the war in the Ukrainian regions of Luhansk and Donetsk, in the east of the country.
Helping victims of sexual violence overcome PTSD: Three Questions, Three Answers
Date of publication: 2015
In a question and answer format, the Harvard T.H.
Interpreter helps traumatized refugee children
Date of publication: 2015
Deutsche Welle presents an interview conducted with an Rabia Rayyeb, an interpreter at therapy sessions organized by "Children of Tomorrow" in Hamburg (Germany) for children and youths who have fled Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Ghana and Eritrea.
Children and War: the Place of the War Past of the Parents in Their Children's Identity
Date of publication: 2015
Europe is now faced with the biggest refugee influx since the Second World War. Many of the refugees and migrants are going to settle in Europe and raise their children in the new European environment.


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