All Children Want to Live a Happy Life

Over 80 years of evidence indicates that orphanages are damaging to children and a poor investment for children and communities. Even in a well-run facility, children do not develop normally. Despite this, some estimates suggest that nearly 6 million children live in institutions and orphanages across the world and an estimated 50,000 in Uganda.

The training videos and accompanying guidebook are unprecedented in their scope and collaboration: They were designed and developed with direct input from youth care leavers with lived experience in institutionalized care, working hand-in-hand with nationally recognized child well-being and mental health professionals. The training focuses on four key areas determined to be most relevant for their care and support: Trauma and Stress, Depression and Suicidal Ideation; Anxiety; and Loss and Grief. Together they address the gap in integrated mental health and well-being support for at-risk children and vulnerable youth in Uganda. Through the guidance provided, you can make a life-changing difference for children and youth!

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Breaking The Cycle - Introduction

An introduction to the training series that focuses on four key areas, Trauma and Stress, Depression and Suicidal Thoughts, Anxiety, and Loss and Grief

Project Guidebook

This guidebook highlights the key lessons presented in the training videos, and provides discussion points for group settings.

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  • Breaking The Cycle - Introduction
  • Lesson 1 - Trauma and Stress
  • Lesson 2 - Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
  • Lesson 3 - Anxiety
  • Lesson 4 - Loss and Grief
  • Breaking The Cycle - Introduction
  • Lesson 1 - Trauma and Stress
  • Lesson 2 - Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
  • Lesson 3 - Anxiety
  • Lesson 4 - Loss and Grief

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