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Become a “Helping Hand” for Children Traumatized by War in Eastern Ukraine

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The Helping Hand for Ukraine Project was initiated by HOPE worldwide of Canada and HOPE worldwide Ukraine with the aim to improve the psycho-social situation of children traumatized by war in Eastern Ukraine. Through this project, children and parents will learn how to deal with psychological problems caused by war and violence. They will receive tools of psychological self-assistance and relaxation to conquer stress and traumatic memories.

Video: The Helping Hand for Ukraine Project

Phase I Completed

The Recovery Team has already successfully implemented Phase I of the Project. On May 22-24, 2015, ten Ukrainian psychologists were trained using the “Children and War. Teaching Recovery Techniques” training manual. Together with two trainers-supervisors they conducted a course of therapy sessions in a temporary camp for IDPs from Eastern Ukraine, located in in Korostyshiv from May 30 till June 20, 2015. In total they facilitated therapy sessions for three groups of children and one group of parents.

Watch: Phase I Completed

Phase II

Phase II of the Project is planned for September 2015 – May 2016. The Recovery Team will conduct:

  • Weekly therapy sessions for children, traumatized by war, and their parents, who temporarily live in IDPs camps in different regions of Ukraine;
  • 15 training sessions for psychologists, social workers, and volunteers, who work with IDPs in different cities of Ukraine.

The Project is a joint collaboration between HOPE worldwide Ukraine and HOPE worldwide of Canada with the assistance of HOPE worldwide USA. The Project team is currently collecting donations from individuals and looking for strategic partnerships with institutional and corporate donors.

Take some time to watch this video and see how the psychologists and social workers of HOPE worldwide Ukraine are helping children overcome the trauma of the war in Eastern Ukraine. It is touching to see how the children can start to feel safe. Parents are relieved as they now have tools to help their kids

Video: Training The Trainers

To join and support the “Helping Hand for Ukraine” Project, please, contact

We are grateful for your donations to support the children of Ukraine.

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