The Mental Health of War Affected Children: a Community-based Rehabilitation and Reconciliation Program in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province.
Robert Chase, University of Manitoba, and Kenneth Bush, Dalhousie University, 2000
The mental health effects of children affected by militarized violence are receiving increasing attention as the magnitude of the problem worldwide and its implications is becoming recognized. The trends in child mental health in Sri Lanka related to war and other factors are reviewed, and local project context in Eastern Sri Lanka is described. Since 1995 research and program development in addresses psychological distress in schoolchildren from multiple factors, many directly war related.
International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC)
The manual is divided into different sessions, each dealing with a topic that is relevant for counseling trafficked youth. Each session describes in detail the activities to be conducted and all the materials needed, transparencies for giving lectures and handouts for additional reading materials for the participants.
Patrick O'Sullivan, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 2006
The aim of all of Spirasi’s programmes is to address some of the unmet health and social needs of the asylum seekers arriving in Ireland and to facilitate those who are granted refugee status to integrate into Irish society. Within Spirasi, the Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture works with refugees and asylum seekers who have been tortured or suffered other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment to try to achieve as full a recovery as possible from the effects of that abuse. This is achieved by providing psycho-social support and specific therapies in as culturally and linguistically appropriate a way as possible.
Animus Association Foundation is a women`s non-governmental organisation created to help victims of violence in Bulgaria. The team of the Foundation consists of clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers.
Autonomous Women`s Center Against Sexual Violence was founded in Yugoslavia in 1993 with the primary aim to work with women raped in war, as well as to support women survivors of all kinds of male violence against women.
The primary objectives of VI.TO are:
*The early identification of torture survivors.
*Awareness-raising and training of staff at the national health service and other organisations on torture issues.
*Medical, psychological, legal and social assistance during the asylum-seeking process and once refugee status has been granted. Focus is on avoiding re-traumatisation and providing adequate care.
The primary objectives of EMPATHY are the identification of torture victims; treatment and medical/psychosocial rehabilitation of torture victims; prevention of torture and persecution of torturers; research and training; consultations and education; information and mass media activities; investigating allegations of torture, providing independent expertise and monitoring prisons/detention facilities; and networking and facilitating activities with governmental, non-governmental, international and local institutions working in the field of human rights and rehabilitation.
(from IRCT directory, page 40)
CPMRVT/SOPROP is an association which is dedicated to the effective struggle against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Our activities take place in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in a small part of the South Kivu province, as the only NGO working in this field.
CRAT provides psychosocial support programmes for victims (all sectors of population), including refugees, depending on the availability of resources. Financial assistance can be provided to speed up the rehabilitation process.