How was WACIT born? This evolved through discussions and longstanding with friends, colleagues, volunteers and ex-victims who share the belief that 'there is always hope', even in the most adverse circumstances of individual and collective trauma. We wanted to bring at the forefront and join up good and innovative practice, as well as the emerging evidence, in a comprehensive model and materials that can be used by groups and individuals in the most remote areas of the world.
Every professional, carer and volunteer has a role to play; and every approach has a place. WACIT trancends cultures, religions and politics. It is instead open to new ideas and technologies from the young to the experienced alike. WACIT has an organizational structure and a strategy of establishing local sustainable networks. But it has no agenda, committees or budget. What we share is an abundance of passion and sheer determination to help children exposed to different types of trauma around the world.
There are so many ways you can contribute - get in touch now, join the programme, and make a difference!
Professor of Child Mental Health, University of Leicester
Visiting Professor, University College London