A New Home, Ukraine
January 1, 2016 - February 28, 2018
Due to the conflict in the Eastern part of the Ukraine, there are now almost 2 million people internally displaced, many of them children. This project addresses the psychosocial needs of these young people, who are at risk of mental health problems and have trouble integrating into their host communities.
ICDI will provide training and advice to local service providers.
The Overall Objective is to promote and strengthen the involvement of civil society organisations in broader rehabilitation and reintegration programmes to provide recovery and psychological assistance for children affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine
The Specific Objective is to improve community reintegration and psychosocial support of internally displaced children (IDC) in Kyiv and Odesa oblast.
Blog Ukraine - training professionals and volunteers to work with children who have fled warSeptember 2, 2016 Last week Mathijs and I (Remi Goossens) were in Ukraine for the project ‘A New Home’ - a two year EU funded project. We are working with so called Internally Displaced People (IDP), especially children and youth. IDPs ha...
1. Improved capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) and other children-oriented local services, to provide adequate psychosocial support to internally displaced children (IDC)
2. Improved integration of IDC within their local host communities
- Developing guidelines for rapid interventions and psychosocial support to children & youth affected by armed conflict. In cooperation with ICDI, local experts will develop Guidelines for Professionals (care givers and children rights defenders).
- Trainings and webinars by ICDI for professionals on effective psychosocial support for IDP children and youth.
- Psychosocial support to the IDC (by local organisations).
- Sub-grants will be provided to local organisations to implement activities such as sport and physical activities, music, theater, performances, events, art and music workshops etc. for children 7 youth.
- Scout summer camps for 500 of the most vulnerable IDC. They will spend the summer holidays with other children and learn the scouting education programs on leadership, tourism, healthy life style, etc.
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