Art-Based Psychosocial Support for Ukrainian Children from World Doctors

Art-Based Psychosocial Support for Ukrainian Children from World Doctors
Art-Based Psychosocial Support for Ukrainian Children from World Doctors

Doctors of the World (DDD) continues the “Psychosocial Support” programs for Ukrainian children who had to flee the war and had to leave their country. In events held in Istanbul and Izmir, an average of 50 children are provided with psychosocial support by World Doctors every week.

Doctors of the World (DDD) continues the “Psychosocial Support” programs for Ukrainian children who had to flee the war and had to leave their country. In events held in Istanbul and Izmir, an average of 50 children are provided with psychosocial support by World Doctors every week.

In the fourth month of the war, in which thousands of people died in Ukraine and millions of people became refugees by fleeing to other countries, Ukrainian refugees in Turkey are trying to hold on to life. It is the children who face the darkest side of the war. Children exposed to war trauma may exhibit post-traumatic stress disorder, self-blame, uneasiness, tension, startle situations, restlessness, outbursts of anger, and aggressive behaviors.

World Doctors provide psychosocial support to refugee children every week in Istanbul and Izmir in cooperation with Ukraine Solidarity Association and Izmir Ukrainians Association. With the activities, nearly 8 Ukrainian children aged 12 to 70 learn to cope with the difficulties experienced due to the war and to express their feelings.

Art-Based Psychosocial Support for Children

Awareness of the post-war reactions that children are exposed to in art-based activities together with watercolor, painting and various game works. kazanIt makes them realize that these reactions are normal. In activities where children discover their own relaxation techniques, it is very important to increase coping with the psychosocial problems experienced by those who had to migrate and to strengthen their own resources.

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