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Psychosocial Support

War Child works to support the healthy psychosocial development of children living with the consequences of armed conflict. With the right support, most children will be able to cope with the adversities they experience. Our psychosocial support programmes are designed to enable children and young people to build on their resilience and strengths. Participants in our life-skills interventions and structured recreational activity workshops strengthen their self-confidence and their trust in others.

For children who experience enduring distress, we are currently testing a scalable intervention model developed by a coalition comprising War Child, the World Health Organisation, the University of New South Wales and the Vrije University Amsterdam. We also work with parents and other key adults in children’s lives to enhance their own wellbeing as well as their capacity to provide care and psychosocial support to children. 

© Marco van Hal