This workshop centered the experiences of children and the mental health professionals, community-based organizations, and grassroots volunteer groups who have been supporting them since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine in February 2022. Participants explored the challenges children, youth, and families face during an ongoing, full-scale war, as well as the efforts that have been put into place by community-based organizations and volunteer groups to support and empower them and bring back much needed normalcy into their lives. Presentations were followed by an interactive discussion.
This event was co-sponsored by the Collaborative on Global Children’s Issues; Walsh School of Foreign Service; Center for Child and Human Development; Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service; Global Human Development Program; Global Health Institute; and Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University. It is part of the Children in a World of Challenges Workshop series.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Mirek Pruchiniski
Related Event | "War in Ukraine: Societal Transformation, Peace and Reconciliation, Post-War Reconstruction," March 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.