The Trauma Picture Book has been created for refugee parents and caregivers and is based on the book Trauma Proofing Your Kids by Peter Levine and Maggie Kline. Our aim was to present simple, yet professional information about trauma and about how parents and caregivers can support the children without specialists whom there might be a lack of.
This project is titled Trauma-Proofing Syrian Children: Program for parents, teachers, social workers and caregivers and is co-funded by the Erasmus Program of the European Commission and it is run by a small NGO Cesi pro Syrii.
All the refugee parents face difficult changes in emotions and behaviour of their children. Traumatic events cause traumatic stress and other natural reactions to threats. This stress can be alleviated or even released completely and we would therefore like to provide those closest to the children with professional, yet simple and comprehensible information about what they can do to help resolve trauma in their children (and themselves, too). The sooner, the better.
In relation to the crisis in the Ukraine, the program is now being translated and adapted for the Ukrainian environment.
The Trauma Picture Book you can download here.
The Tutorial for using this book promoted by Maggie Kline you can watch here.