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.
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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.
ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre hosted the Annual Meeting of the Inter Agency Standing Committee on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Reference Group (IASC MHPSS RG). An excellent opportunity to introduce ARQ to 70 influential professionals in the international field.
On October 7 and 8 the Netherlands hosted the Mind the Mind Now Summit, organized by the Dutch Ministry of foreign Affairs and Minister Sigrid Kaag.
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.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands last may visited ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre, which War Trauma Foundation is a part of.
We are happy to share our annual magazine. In the 2018 magazine entitled “Towards Peace of Mind” lots of information about how we support the mission of Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Mukwege.
Psychological First Aid trainings are too short to be effective for most people without knowledge about psychological support is one of the conclusions of the extensive scientific research carried out by WarTrauma in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
War Trauma supported SPARK to pilot a training for entrepreneurs to deal with their own stress and possible traumatic experiences of their employees.
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.
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