Our Care System
Our Care System
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Mutually reinforcing system of interventions
Our Care System is made up of nine integrated education, child protection and psychosocial support interventions. These interventions are mutually reinforcing to ensure maximum impact - and supplemented by a range of tools and measures to increase access to care and reduce stigmatisation.
The interventions that make up the Care System range in intensity according to the needs of children and their communities - to ensure all mental healthcare needs are met. Each intervention is also backed by evidence and research - to ensure the highest standards of relevance and quality.
Find out more with our detailed overview of each of the interventions and tools that make up the Care System.
Our Care System - Can’t Wait to Learn
Can’t Wait to Learn utilises custom gaming technology to deliver quality education - no matter where children live. The transformative programme has been grounded in research since its inception. And the methodology behind the programme continues to be shaped by evidence and research today
Our Care System - Caregiver Support Intervention
Children living in the midst of armed conflict don’t grow up in isolation - the stresses and physical threats they face frequently affect their parents and caregivers too. That’s why War Child is developing a programme in support of the important adults in children’s lives - the Caregiver Support Intervention.
Our Care System - Community Case Detection Tool
Millions of children and families living with mental health problems - brought about by exposure to armed conflict - currently receive no treatment for their conditions. Innovative and low cost solutions are urgently required - which is why War Child has developed the Community Case Detection Tool.
Our Care System - Community-Driven Child Protection
The structures that serve to protect children often break down in times of humanitarian crisis - exposing children to significant risks to their safety. Child protection mechanisms driven and shaped by local communities are proven to be effective in contexts of crisis - which is why War Child is working to develop a Community-Driven Child Protection Intervention.
Our Care System - CORE for Teachers
Teaching is a demanding job - particularly for the thousands of practitioners around the world who defend children’s right to learn against a backdrop of war and violence. That's why War Child is developing a programme in support of teaching staff who work in these challenging contexts - the CORE for Teachers intervention.
Our Care System - EASE: Early Adolescent Skills for Emotions
Millions of adolescents living with violence and armed conflict face significant threats to their safety and wellbeing. Many have acute psychological needs - yet they are denied access to potentially life-saving mental healthcare resources. This is why War Child has helped develop the EASE intervention.
Our Care System - Family Intervention
Families play a key role in upholding the wellbeing of children - but family units come under immense strain in times of violence and armed conflict. That’s why War Child is developing a wide-ranging intervention to support vulnerable families dealing with multiple problems - the Family Intervention.
Our Care System - Stigma Reduction Approach
War Child works to support children living with the effects of violence and armed conflict - but in the real world not every child can readily take part in our activities. One major barrier that limits access to our services is stigmatisation - which is why we are developing an approach to tackle stigmatisation and mitigate its effects.
Our Care System - TeamUp
TeamUp provides refugee children between the ages of six and 18 with a suite of structured movement-based activities - designed to strengthen both their resilience and psychosocial wellbeing. The methodology behind TeamUp has evolved since the programme launched in 2016 - and continues to be shaped by evidence and research today.
Our Care System - WE ACT Tool
War Child undertakes research to increase our understanding of how we can ensure all our interventions meet the highest standards of quality. A key component of this is our work to empower frontline workers in areas affected by armed conflict - which is why we’ve developed the WE ACT tool.