World Awareness for
Children in Trauma
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 are being Achieved
Through Network-Building and Inter Professional Skills Acquisition
according to the six-dimension Evidence-Based WACIT Model

Partner Organizations

NGOs and Centres

Greece: SOS Children’s Villages

Indonesia: Social Care Homes

Brazil: University of Campinas

Kenya: Friendly Action Network Organization (FANET)

Greece ERGO

USA: Road Home Programme for homeless youth

Turkey: Hayat Foundation

Pakistan: Hussaini Foundation

Bangladesh: Shimantik

Rwanda: The Gallagher Trust

India: Jamia Millia Islamia University
Uganda: Children on The Edge
June 2017: With Child Protection Community Volunteers in Uganda
Children on The Edge have done a tremdnous work in recent years to promote child protection in this part of Uganda. A large part of the achievement is in the involvement of community volunteers who engage their communities and act as links with the team. Joining them to add my little 'p' (psychosocial support) to their model was a great experience.  Witnessing the impressive contribution of the Early Childhood Development Centre was fun too!

April, 2017
Sylhet, Bangladesh

Training of health practitioners and school mental health awareness
March 2017:  Training Refugee Graduates in Uganda

October - November 2016:  Six Continents in 6 Weeks programme included 12 staff workshops and 12 children's events
in Greece (refugee children), Turkey (street and refugee children), Indonesia (orphanages), Australia (Aboriginal children),
USA (homeless youth), Brazil (children in the favelas), Kenya (victims of ethnic displacement), and Tanzania (street children)
With Gunawirra NGO at Amirdale, Australia
At Hayat Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
At state orphanage, Jakarta, Indonesia
With girls soccer team at Nakuru slum school, Kenya


Free WACIT Psychoeducation Training Resources

     Impact of Trauma on Child Mental Health
WACIT Impact of Trauma on Child Mental Health Priya Patel.pdf

Supporting Vulnerable Children in Schools      
WACIT Supporting Children in Schools Frances Sage.pdf

Aggression in Trauma Context
WACIT Aggression in Trauma Context Victoria Condon.pdf  

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Refugee Children 
WACIT Refugee Children Ahmet Ozaslan.pdf

WACIT Psychoeducation Resources in Turkish Language!

In order to make our training materials as accessbile as possible, these are continuously being developed and translated in different languages - if you are interested in making an impact in your country, please contact us!

Seyda Eruyar has kindly developed the following two versions in Turkish language:

WACIT Impact of Trauma on Child Mental Health Priya Patel Turkish language.pdf

WACIT Aggression in Trauma Context Victoria Condon Turkish language.pdf

WACIT videos of children:
Karachi Five Star School  in slums and their song
Karachi orphanage song
Islamabad orphanage stand up comedy!
Children and teacher singing in Nakuru slum
More of children and teacher singing in Nakuru slum

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Countries where WACIT has currently reached...
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