World Awareness for
Children in Trauma
  (WACIT)
WACIT 6 Continents in 6 Weeks Phase:
October - November 2016

Centres consecutively visited for
child trauma workshops on resilience-building and children's resilience events:

  1. Athens (Greece)
  2. Istanbul (Turkey)
  3. Jakarta (Indonesia)
  4. Sydney (Australia)
  5. Chicago (USA)
  6. Campinas (Brazil)
  7. Nakuru (Kenya)
  8. Dar El Salaam (Tanzania)
Our Vision
To raise awareness on child mental health worldwide, and to establish a sustainable model of helping children who suffered trauma and live in the most adverse life circumstances
         Our Objectives
  • Highlight the needs of children who suffer trauma
  • Positive long-term effects and outcomes for children, communities and economies
  • Targeted and effective use of service costs
  • Communicate lessons learnt and promote models that can be adopted worldwide
  • Develop transferable technologies
How these will be Achieved
Through Network-Building and Inter Professional Skills Acquisition
according to the Evidence-Based WACIT Model
**WACIT Fundraising** We have raised £2,100 to support children's charities in three countries as part of the WACIT 6 Continents over 6 Weeks. These will help return children to school in Kenya, employ care home staff in Rwanda, and provide cultural identity training for Aborginal children in Australia.
A huge THANK YOU for your support!

Our Partners / Collaborators

https://le.ac.uk

http://www.annafreud.org

www.ucl.ac.uk/ebpu

www.investinchildrenafrica.org

http://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Child-Mental-Health-Group/423569974422042

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/workinpsychiatry/faculties/childandadolescent.aspx

www.theraplay.org

www.wpanet.org/detail.php?section_id=11&content_id=450

NGO's and Centres

Greece: SOS Children’s Villages
www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/sponsor-a-child/europe/greece?gclid=COSp1uLij8gCFULnGwodg0AJ9A

Indonesia: Social Care Homes

Brazil: University of Campinas

USA: Road Home Programme for homeless youth
www.roadhomeprogram.org

Kenya: Friendly Action Network Organization (FANET)

Greece ERGO
http://ergo.academy/

Turkey: Hayat Foundation

China: Chongqing University of Science and Technology

Pakistan: Hussaini Foundation

Rwanda: The Gallagher Trust

Australia: Gunawirra
Nepal & Kenya: Harambee Arts
http://harambeearts.org/new/
The WACIT 6 cONTINENTS X 6 WEEKS EVENTS
17-18 November,  Child trauma workshop at conference on street children, Dar El Salaam, Tanzania

12-15  November, sports and arts activities at urban and rural slums, Nakuru, Kenya

5 -11 November - Child trauma workshop and dancing events with service users, Child Mental Health Service, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil

27 October - 4 November - Child trauma lecture and school health centre visits, Rush University, Chicago

19-27 October - Fundraising events and activities with pre-school Aboriginal children supported by Gunawirra NGO Sydney, Australia
12-18 October - Dancing, games and drawing with children at Jakarta orphanage, resilience-building training with care homes staff, child trauma seminars at Islamic University                                                                             
Jakarta, Indonesia
                                                                                                                           
8-10 October 2016 -  Activities with ex-street and disadvantaged children, workshops with NGO and mental health services staff.                                                                                                       
Istanbul, Turkey
                                                                                                                           
1-7 October 2016 - Creative resilience-building workshops for unaccompanied refugee minors from 5 centres by Invest in Children Global; football game with refugee boys from Elaionas camp; and emotion recognition activities by Ergo NGO and Invest in Children Global at multi-cultural primary school.                                                                                                        
Athens, Greece
                                                                                                                           
WACIT videos of children:
Children and teacher singing in Nakuru slum
More of children and teacher singing in Nakuru slum
Karachi Five Star School  in slums and their song
Karachi orphanage song
Islamabad orphanage stand up comedy!
 

                Find more about:

  • WACIT Events

  • Training and Network-Building

  • Consultancy

  • Needs Analysis

  • Impact Evaluation

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Fundraising


 

Countries where WACIT has currently reached...
Panos on YouTube!! Click on link below to view his channel and videos from recent WACIT visits:
 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC97oBMZ1PSisvQYrEdGGEKg/feed