Masterclass - Trauma and war: Ending the silence
April 21, 2020
These issues will be explored in the next War Child Masterclass where we will be joined by Dr Ria Reis - professor of medical anthropology at Leiden University and Honorary Professor at the Children’s Institute of the School of Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Cape Town - and leading cultural anthropologist Dr Lidewyde Berckmoes.
The Masterclass discussion will be followed by a very special session with leading Dutch author and television presenter Adriaan van Dis. Adriaan will share his personal experiences of growing up with the dark legacy of trauma - and how these experiences have affected him today. (Please note that this section of the programme will be in Dutch - all other sessions will be conducted in English).
This Masterclass event forms part of our ‘Ending the Silence’ campaign. The campaign marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War with a call for the world to increase psychosocial support for children living with the effects of violence and armed conflict - support denied to children in 1945.
Adriaan van Dis shares how the wartrauma of his parents effected his upbringing.
Photo: Annaleen Louwes
Date and location
Tuesday 21 April