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The Humanitarian Center's psychologists will help children from the armed conflict area


Children from the armed conflict area, who will participate in "Peaceful Summer for Donbas Children" project of the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, will be able not only to improve their health in the summer camp, but also go through psychological rehabilitation. For this matter they will be working with psychologists, who will help the kids to cope with war trauma through games, master classes and art therapy.

The Humanitarian Center's psychologists, who took the "War Trauma" training course, will support children who will come for vacation. About 3,000 children were already provided with this kind of assistance as part of "Peaceful Summer for Donbas Children" project during 2015-2016. In 2017 it is planned to arrange vacations and health improvement of 500 children from Donbas.

Each of the shifts is assigned three psychologists, who will keep an eye on children and correct children's psychoemotional state if necessary. To ensure that children, who experienced military actions or those living in the armed conflict area constantly, could undergo psychological rehabilitation, there will be group classes conducted for them. Children, who may need special attention, will have individual meetings with specialists.  

"Peaceful Summer for Donbas Children" project was created for children who saw the horrors of war with their own eyes. These children really need a vacation far away from exploding shells. This will help them to believe that their childhood can be calm, peaceful, full of joy and carefree. After all, this is what the beginning of every human life should be like. The Center's psychologists will make every effort to stabilize psychoemotional state of children, increase their stress resistance and reduce anxiety and fear. And of course, the kids will have the opportunity to find new friends and fill themselves with positive energy", – Maryna Sorokina, Coordinator of Psychological service at the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, says.