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

SOS Children’s Villages

Indonesia: Social Care Homes

University of Campinas

Kenya: Friendly Action Network Organization (FANET)

USA: Road Home Programme for homeless youth

Turkey: Hayat Foundation

Bangladesh: Shimantik

Hussaini Foundation

Rwanda: The Gallagher Trust

India: Jamia Millia Islamia University
Uganda: Children on The Edge

2017 - Interprofessional training in Brazil

In partnership with ASEC, we extended their mental health literacy school training to incorporate child trauma, through two interprofessional practice and one strategic workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

2017 - Improving emotional support for children in orphanages in Pakistan

Following the longstanding input of the Hussaini Foundation to many schools in the Karachi area, the aim of this visit and training events was to incorporate input to girls' orphanages in Karachi and North Pakistan
2017: Empowering 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!

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Training of health practitioners and school mental health awareness
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.pdf

Impact of Trauma on Child Development
WACIT Child Development.pdf

Tackling Mental Health Stigma
WACIT Tackling Stigma.pdf

Supporting Caregivers of Vulnerable Children
WACIT Supporting Caregivers.pdf

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

Aggression in Trauma Context
WACIT Aggression in Trauma Context.pdf

Mental Health Needs of Refugee Children 
WACIT Refugee Children.pdf

Supporting Refugee Children during Migration Stages
WACIT Refugee Children Migration Stages.pdf

Mental Health Needs of Young Offenders
WACIT Young Offenders.pdf

WACIT Psychoeducation Resources in different Languages!


Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH)
Special Issue

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

                Find more about:

  • Interprofessional Training

  • Capacity-Building

  • Consultancy

  • Establishing Networks

  • Needs Analysis

  • Impact Evaluation

  • Sponsorship Opportunities


Countries where WACIT has currently reached...
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