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



University of Leicester, UK               Manchester Global Foundation, UK https://le.ac.uk                                                     http://www.mrcglobal.org

     Theraplay Insitute, USA

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

www.theraplay.org

Invest in Children Global, USA
www.investinchildrenafrica.org

            Brazil
University of Campinas
www.unicamp.br
ASEC
http://www.asecbrasil.org.br/

         Greece
SOS Children’s Villages
http://www.sos-villages.gr/
ERGO
http://ergo.academy/

France
Refugee Womens Centre
https://www.dunkirkrefugeewomenscentre.com/

        Indonesia
Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University

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

           Turkey
   Hayat Foundation

        Bangladesh
          Shimantik  

       South Africa
        Kids Haven

Pakistan:  Hussaini Foundation
Pakistan Institute of Living & Learning

               Rwanda
    The Gallagher Trust

                Uganda
     Children on The Edge
http://www.childrenontheedge.org/

Kenya: Friendly Action Network Organization (FANET)

WACIT Service Framework being
piloted in 3 Continents

We have built on our practice-focused training to a service framework that can help NGOs and statutory services operating in the most adverse circumstances. This involves mapping needs and stakeholders, developing and implementing action plans according to the WACIT 6-dimension model (safety, nurturing, school and community resilience, therapeutic applications by universal practitioners and volunteers, psychological interventions, and mental health provision).
In the next few months, we will be piloting the method in a 3-Continent project in Kenya, Turkey and Brazil.
Contact us to find out more about the WACIT framework!
RECENT WACIT EVENTS

2018 - Orphanage transformation and so much more in Pakistan this year


We followed up the transformation of a large girls' care home in Baltistan with joint training with caregivers and teachers, facilitated three workshops on children's conceptualization of resilience, applied the WACIT framework with a professional group in Karachi, and joined wonderful celebration events by the Hussaini Foundation.

2018
With NGOs and schools in violence-torn Rio favelas

Three practice- and service-focused workshops with staff from different favela areas, where the common thread was children living with violence - through NGOs ASEC, Redes da Mare, Pastoral do Menor and SOS Children's Villages; dancing by street children; and children defining resilience in participatory workshop.


2018
With refugee children and volunteers aginst all odds in Calais
and Dunkirk


Refugees living in daily uncertainty for survival without any access to statutory supports, and volunteers running on passion and commitment, are not the easiest combination during transition. 
Yet there was system behind the creativity in a very interesting model from grassroots NGOs!

2018
Kites, musical chairs and service transformation
in Istanbul

Children's events and training always go hand-in-hand at the Hayat Foundation in Istanbul. This was no exception, with ex-street children, followed by stakeholders on the next day - a different angle from Kenya, nevertheless the proof of concept was consistent.


2018 - Testing the WACIT model in Kenya

Nakuru has alway been special in kickstarting
new projects, and simpy feeling part of the community. Going back to the rural slum to catch up with the 'WACIT girl', who is now four, was clearly
the highlight!
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!



NEW Free WACIT Psychoeducation Training Resources

                     
     Helping Vulnerable Students with Emotional Dysregulation through Schooling
WACIT Helping Vulnerable Students with Emotional Dysregulation through Schooling.pdf

Activities and Worksheets for Teachers Supporting Vulnerable Students
with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
WACIT Activities and Worksheets for Teachers Supporting Vulnerable Students with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.pdf

WACIT Refugee Children Refugee Guide
WACIT Refugee Children Volunteers Guide.pdf

For more free psychoeducational resources, visit our Training section


NEW GLOBAL STUDY!

How do Children from different Cultures and Age groups Conceptualize Resilience and Resilience-Building Strategies?

Kenya, Turkey, Brazil & Pakistan

Keep an eye on this innovative project that will inform practice and interventions

You can join too, as we are using a simple and fun participatory methodology!

NEW!
e-LEARN ONLINE FOUNDATION TRAINING ON THE IMPACT
OF TRAUMA ON CHILD MENTAL HEALTH




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...
WACIT ON YouTube!! Click on link below to view channel and videos from WACIT visits:
 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC97oBMZ1PSisvQYrEdGGEKg/feed