Woodfield Trauma Service
The Woodfield Trauma Service provides treatment for refugees, asylum seekers and forced migrants suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. On their homepage you can find information on what is PTSD, how to manage symptoms, and they offer services. Beside short psychoeducational texts (available in English), you will find free audio recordings on various topics in English, Arabic and Farsi.
World Health Organization
Amongst other the WHO offers a guide that covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people in a position to help others who have experienced an extremely distressing event. It gives a framework for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities.
It is availble in more than 30 languages.Psychological first aid guide
CPAOR/ Child Protection Area of Responsibility
Under this link you will find an audio files website of the Child Protection Area of Responsibility. On this site you will find audio files that can be freely used. The CPAOR´s intention is to provide support for people in places around the world where face-to-face support cannot be provided. The only possible ways are proving support through radio stations, through loudspeakers (e.g. camp settings) or phone.
Languages: English with subtitles in many languagesgo to cpaor audio files
Helping children to cope with grief during a war
This leaflet is written to help you understand how children of different ages experience loss and grief; how to talk to them about it, and how to help them cope with the death of a loved one during war and displacement.Go To leaflet
Trauma informed care – Free webinar for caregivers with young children in times of stress and disaster
As this webinar by the Dutch training institute, IMH, specifically adresses Ukraine caregivers and therapists, it is available in Ukranian, Dutch and English language.
The free webinar provides insight on trauma informed care for families with young children in times of stress and disaster.
Speakers & Content:
“Day after day survival – resilience of young children and their families” by Naomi Vandamm
“Pregnancy in Stressful Situations” by Simona van Leipzig – Bickman
“Feeding a child in difficult situations” by Mirte van Lonkheisen
“Promoting play as a factor of resilience” by Evelyn Gruthoff
“Psychological first aid” on Coursera
Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition.
To visit this course for free you will be asked to fill out the free registration and than opt for visiting the course without acquiring credit points/ course certificate.
The course is available in English with a big variety of subtitles.Coursera Seminar on First Psychological Aid
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The OxCADAT (Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma – run by Anke Ehlers and David Clark) website offers a lot of free resources on the work with trauma-clients, amongst others a recording of a workshop by Anke Ehlers on CT for PTSD (evidence-based treatment for PTSD) and training films on every part of their PTSD model.
European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
The ESTSS offers different resources for mental health professionals and persons affected. Amongst them factsheets and links for first responders, humanitarian workers, individuals affected by war, diaster and other traumatic events as well as for clinicians.
A special service is their online supervision for Ukrainian professionals helping others while also being affected themselves. Find the link to the zoom meetings on “helping the helper” here.ESSTS WEBSITE
AMiE School of CBT for Ukraine
Sharing psychological skills at the time of war
Prof. Robert Leahy in association with Iga Jaraczewska, head of the Academy of Education and Motivation – AMIE School of CBT in Warsaw invite you to enter this platform. It consists of training sessions to help you work with refugees from the Ukrainian war and others. The trainings are presented in 3 languages: English, Polish and Ukrainian.
Since the beginning of the Russian war in Ukraine Bob and Iga jointly set up this programme of talks and are grateful to the guest speakers who offered their expertise and reputation for free. All costs involved with this project have been covered by the AMIE School of CBT.
Our speakers: Joanna Sielska (Poland), Joe Ruzek (USA), Lata McGinn (USA), Babak Najand (Iran), Paul Gilbert (UK), Ryan Kennedy (USA), Michael Duffy (Northern Ireland), Robert Leahy (USA), William Miller (USA), John Markowitz (USA), Alistair Black (Northern Ireland), Candice Monson and her team (Canada), Emily Holmes (Sweden), Silvia Peplinski (Germany), Frank Dattilio (USA), David A Clark (Canada), Patricia Resick (USA), Cory Newman (USA), Denise Walker (USA), Debra Lee Kaysen (USA), Ricardo Munoz (USA), Annika Gieselmann (Germany), Evelyn Sandeen (USA), Karolina Staniaszek (Poland) and Jill Rathus (USA).
To use the platform, we request a small donation to support refugees and people most in need as a consequence of this ongoing war.