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Psychosocial Support

War Child works to support the healthy psychosocial development of children living with the consequences of armed conflict. With the right support, most children will be able to cope with the adversities they experience.

Our psychosocial support interventions are designed to enable children and young people to develop their resilience and innate strengths. Participants in our life-skills interventions and structured recreational activities develop increased self-confidence and trust in others.

For children experiencing enduring distress, we are currently testing in Lebanon a scalable model of intervention developed by the World Health Organization. A community-based detection tool - to enable the identification of children in need of specialised support - is also undergoing assessment.

We also work with parents and other key adults in children’s lives to enhance their own wellbeing and their capacity to provide care and psychosocial support to children.