Entries by Officeman

ARQ International in Action

ARQ International was active in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi this autumn. In Congo we supported the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu. In Burundi we were able to do a follow up on the trainings we did earlier this year.

War Trauma Foundation becomes ARQ International

War Trauma Foundation continues as ARQ International, the international department of ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre. ARQ is the world’s largest expert centre focused on the psychological effects of crisis and conflict, for individuals and communities. ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre has an impressive trackrecord in the clinical support and recognition of veterans, refugees and survivors of the Second World War.

Advocacy for mental health

War Trauma Foundation is increasingly active in promoting the need to improve mental health care in humanitarian emergencies. The High Level Summit on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings – which the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting in Amsterdam in October – is already generating extra attention for the topic.

Supporting Basic Mental Health Care in Burundi

WarTrauma trainers spend four weeks of training in Burundi this spring. Following a training of trainers in 2018, we had the opportunity to train 2 more trainers and support the trainers of last year with a refresher to become more independent. The 12 trainers of 2018 together trained 150 people in three regions in February and March.