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.

“The integration with ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre is an opportunity for War Trauma Foundation,” says Dr. Annelieke Drogendijk, director of ARQ International. “ARQ employs a large number of experts and professionals with a great deal of knowledge and expertise around prevention of psychotrauma following crisis and conflict. Now we are ARQ International, they are our colleagues and we can work even closer with them. The merger helps us to do more and better work.”

With better access to the expertise of ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre the specialist knowledge of ARQ International will also broaden and include more themes, such as sexual violence and prevention of radicalisation. In the future ARQ International will focus more on the technical support of humanitarian aid organisations, NGOs, governments and universities.

ARQ International stands for an evidence-based approach, conducting research and developing and adapting mental health and psychosocial methodologies, in close collaboration with universities, research institutions and implementing organisations. Dr. Drogendijk: “We raise awareness, share knowledge and develop expertise around mental health and psychosocial support. Together with local professionals and non-professionals who support people affected by war, conflict and disaster, we can help them to rebuild their lives.”

Donate through Friends of Foundation
ARQ International – as War Trauma Foundation – has been working closely with ARQ for over 7 years. As War Trauma Foundation is no longer an independent foundation from January 1, 2020, you can donate through the foundation Friends of the ARQ Foundation. The foundation is tax exempt. Details you can find here. https://www.wartrauma.nl/support/