Practice-Focused Training on mental health awareness, recognition and formulation
of care plan


The learning objectives are, to provide practice-based knowledge on:

How different adversities impact on children’s child development and mental health.

Identification of resilience factors which can protect children in the face of adversity.

Overview of common mental health problems.

Systematic formulation of needs (at child, carer, school and community level).

Development of an integrated care plan at these four levels.

The content, format and duration can be tailored to the needs of different agencies and contexts.

Service Transformation Training


The overarching service objective is to improve the psychosocial provision for children and young people within a targeted unit or interdisciplinary group, through the following phases:

Mapping of current gaps, strengths and realistic priorities (e.g. over a six-month period).

Development of action plans according to the six dimensions of the WACIT framework (safety and child-centeredness, nurturing and carer support, school and community resilience, therapeutic skills for staff, psychological interventions, and access to mental health services).

Co-production of indicators of impact and success.

Monitoring of implementation of action plans.

Review of implementation outcomes (barriers and facilitators).

This course  can be adapted to different timescales and organizational needs, with interim consultation / monitoring. Additional or parallel training for trainers will ensure sustainability of impact.



FREE WACIT Psychoeducation Resources

These resources have been developed on the basis of our training programme, or in relation to its key themes. They apply across systems and cultures, although primarily developed with low- and middle-income countries in mind.

They are suitable for caregivers, volunteers / paraprofessionals and universal practitioners, but could also be odf value to mental health practitioners with limited previous experience in the field of child trauma.

To make our resources as widely accessible as possible, several of our partners have kindly translated in different languages.
If you wish to do the same in your language, you can contact us for the free Word documents!

Impact of Trauma on Child Mental Health

Impact of Trauma on Child Development

Tackling Mental Health Stigma
WACIT Tackling Stigma.pdf
WACIT Tackling Stigma Italian version.pdf


Supporting Caregivers of Vulnerable Children
WACIT Supporting Caregivers.pdf

Supporting Vulnerable Children in Schools  
    
WACIT Supporting Children in Schools.pdf

Aggression in Trauma Context

Mental Health Needs of Refugee Children 
WACIT Refugee Children.pdf
WACIT Refugee Children Turkish Version.pdf

Supporting Refugee Children during Migration Stages
WACIT Refugee Children Migration Stages.pdf

Mental Health Needs of Young Offenders
WACIT Young Offenders.pdf


E-Learn Online Child Trauma Module

https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/criminology/
hate/professional/the-training-units/   

Building on our face-to-face practice-focused interprofessional training, which has beend attended by more than 500 participants in the last three years, we have adapted the foundation course on the impact of trauma on child mental health in a e-learn module.

This relates different types of complex trauma to child development, common mental health problems, assessment, formulation of care plan, and an overview of interventino strategies.

The e-learn module can be used by practitioners, voluneteers and caregivers in contact with vulnerable children and youth across different sociocultural contexts and service systems.

Leadership Programme

Dr Saima Ali, Associate Professor in Psychology at Karachi University in Pakistan, has received a Rutherford Commonwealth Scholarship for one
year to develop a research strategy
and leadership skills in the field.
Training Video Clips on Common
Child Mental Health Problems

'Awareness of mental health well-being, problems and disorders'
Dr Alvina Ali, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, UK
'Anxiety management and nurturing techniques'
Anne Pickering, Independent Social Worker, UK
'Our Children, Our Future''
Dr Elias Anukwe, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, UK
'Protecting the Future'
Dr Elias Anukwe, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, UK
'Mental Health needs for Looked-After children'
Fatih Sobaci, PhD student, UK and Social Worker, Turkey
'Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)'
Dr Khalid Karim, Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Consultant Child Psychiatrist , UK
'Management of ASD'
Dr Khalid Karim, Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Consultant Child Psychiatrist , UK
'Left Behind Children in China'  
Luo Qinghong (Moli), Teacher of Department of Student Education, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, China
'Left Behind Children in China'  (Chinese)
Luo Qinghong (Moli), Teacher of Department of Student Education, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, China
'Self-Harm in Young Children
Dr Pallab Majumder, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, UK
'Self-Harm' - How can we help
Dr Pallab Majumder, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, UK
'Self-Harm' - Treatment and safety
Dr Pallab Majumder, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, UK
'Discussing Engagement' 
Praf Solanki (Community Psychiatric Nurse) & Idil Aden (Student Nurse), UK
Keeping Children Safe
Ejalal Jalal,
PhD Student, University of Leicester, UK
Sharing & Learning
Mark WaddingtonUK
'School's role in promoting resilience in children' Part 1
Tania Hart,
Senior Lecturer Mental Heath, UK
'School's role in promoting resilience in children' Part 2
Tania Hart,
Senior Lecturer Mental Heath, University of Northampton, UK