Physical & emotional well-being support to protect, support, and heal displaced and conflict-affected children.

The Challenge

In 2017, more than 750,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh as a result of genocidal violence. 60% of them were children. They joined over 535 million children who live in conflict and crisis affected parts of the world.

Our Response

In response, we designed the first-of-its-kind Training Platform, which brought the world’s leading child well-being experts to Refugee Camps of Bangladesh through the power of digital media and technology. Our training content was accessed by over 50,000 caregivers, humanitarians, educators, and social workers in 100+ countries.

Meet Your Instructors

How displacement instability & uncertainty affect children

Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, assistant clinical professor in psychiatry, explains how displacement, instability, and uncertainty create trauma in children. Children who escape violence and war from their homeland are exposed to high levels of stress and fright. As a result, children can develop psychological and physiological complications.

  • How displacement instability & uncertainty affect children
  • Signs of emotional distress or trauma
  • Rohingya Refugee Crisis Physical & emotional well-being support to protect, support, and heal displaced and conflict-affected children
    Create a safe, consistent and healing environment
  • Rohingya Refugee Crisis Physical & emotional well-being support to protect, support, and heal displaced and conflict-affected children
    How to help children make sense of their emotions
  • How to hold space for children expressing their emotions
  • Manage emotional releases in a supportive way
  • Practices that help ease sadness, depression, & anger
  • Understanding sadness & depression in children
  • The roots of anger
  • Risks of destructive behavior & self blame
  • When children ‘act out’, don’t take it personally
  • Smiling on the outside, hurting on the inside
  • Difficulty sleeping is a common problem with extreme stress
  • Your voice and expressions communicate care
  • Patience is key
  • For the parents: be a healing presence for your child
  • For survivors: moving forward from tragedy to healing
  • Help overcome feeling of helplessness
  • How displacement instability & uncertainty affect children
  • Signs of emotional distress or trauma
  • Rohingya Refugee Crisis Physical & emotional well-being support to protect, support, and heal displaced and conflict-affected children
    Create a safe, consistent and healing environment
  • Rohingya Refugee Crisis Physical & emotional well-being support to protect, support, and heal displaced and conflict-affected children
    How to help children make sense of their emotions
  • How to hold space for children expressing their emotions
  • Manage emotional releases in a supportive way
  • Practices that help ease sadness, depression, & anger
  • Understanding sadness & depression in children
  • The roots of anger
  • Risks of destructive behavior & self blame
  • When children ‘act out’, don’t take it personally
  • Smiling on the outside, hurting on the inside
  • Difficulty sleeping is a common problem with extreme stress
  • Your voice and expressions communicate care
  • Patience is key
  • For the parents: be a healing presence for your child
  • For survivors: moving forward from tragedy to healing
  • Help overcome feeling of helplessness

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