About this Series

Since the military coup in Myanmar in 2021, nearly 500,000 people have been displaced — almost 40% of them are children. Displaced and conflict-affected children and youth live under high-stress conditions and are vulnerable to the early onset of mental health and psychosocial complications.

This specialized training series was made in partnership with educators in Myanmar and designed to equip educators and caregivers with actionable guidance needed to provide mental health and psychosocial support to impacted children and youth.

Burmese Page:နွေဦးပန်းများ- မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတွင် အခက်အခဲများကြားမှ ရှင်သန်နေသော ကလေးငယ်များ မြန်မာဘာသာပြန်

Photo Credit: © UNICEF/UN0671240/Hte

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Project Guidebook

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

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Introduction

Introduction

Understanding Psychosocial Impacts of Conflict and Displacement on Children

How displacement instability & uncertainty affect children

Signs of emotional distress or trauma

Create A Safe, Consistent And Healing Environment

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

How To Help Children Manage Their Emotions

Understanding Sadness & Depression In Children

Help Overcome Feeling Of Helplessness

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

How Breath Body & Mind Exercises Work

Energizing & Empowering Exercises for Children

Shaking For Stress Relief

‘ha!’ Breath To Raise Energy

Tap Tap Tap To Raise Energy

The Tree Exercise To Empower

Calming and Relaxing Exercises for Children

Practices Help Children Rest And Calm Down

Breathing Buddy Exercise

Cloud Visualization For Sleep And Relaxation

Calming Coherent Breath And Movement

Sky & Earth Energy Ball For Balance

Breathing & Arm Movements To Calm Down

Magic Flower Candle For Calm

One Finger Tap To Calm Anger

Bring Back To The Present (when Experiencing Flashbacks)

Understanding Caregiver Well-being and Self-Care

Self Care Then Child Care

Self Awareness Is Key To Effective Service

Prevent Burnout With These Wellbeing Breaks

For The Parents: Be A Healing Presence For Your Child

For Survivors: Moving Forward From Tragedy To Healing

Well-being and Self Care exercises for Adults/Caregivers

Exercise To Raise Energy, Improve Mood, & Relieve Stress

Daily Breath Practice For Calm, Focus, & Resilience

Guided Meditation With Coherent Breathing

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