May 14, 2021 – “HOPE worldwide Ukraine” Charity Foundation has held supervision offline meetings for the “Helping Hand for Ukraine: Psycho-Social Support Program” Project participants who conduct “Children and War” therapy sessions for children in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
In May-September 2021 within the Project, we plan to hold seven supervisory meetings for each group of the participants (psychologists, educators, volunteers). The first supervisions are held offline, and the next time the teams will meet and work online. During these meetings, the participants received methodological and emotional support, discuss the outcomes of the conducted therapy sessions, and share experiences with each other.
Supervision for Lysychansk training participants has been held on May 05, 2021, in Zolote, Luhansk region. On May 06, the psychologists have worked with the group of Slovyansk training participants in Kostiantynivka, Donetsk region. The meeting with Kramatorsk training participants has taken place in Cherkaske and Kramatorsk, Donetsk region on May 07.
The “Helping Hand for Ukraine: Psycho-Social Support Program” Project is aimed at contributing to the improvement of the mental health and rehabilitation services for children with war trauma in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine by introducing a psychosocial support training program to school psychologists, social workers, and pedagogical students. We aspire to strengthen the competencies of mental health care and rehabilitation specialists and increase the access to psychological rehabilitation services development activities in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The Project is financed from the funds of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania.
The Project continues previous initiatives of the “HOPE worldwide Ukraine” Charity Foundation, which included trainings and supervision for volunteers, social workers, psychologists working with IDPs from Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk regions; therapy sessions for traumatized children. In 2016-2018 we trained specialists in Ukraine’s 24 regions; in 2019-2020 – we focused our efforts on those who continue to live and work in “red” zone of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Among the other donors of the “Helping Hand for Ukraine” project in 20216-2020 are affiliate organizations in other countries – “HOPE worldwide Canada”, “HOPE worldwide” (USA), “HOPE worldwide Switzerland” charitable organisations, Ukrainian Credit Union (UCU, Canada). The Ukrainian Institute of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (Lviv, Ukraine) is our long-term partner of the project.
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