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Save the Children UK
In times of war, disaster and emergency, children become lost or abandoned, experience deprivation and ill-treatment, and witness violence. Beyond protection, food, healthcare, and a home, children need emotional and psychological support.
Communicating with Children aims to help those working with children in conflict and emergencies to:
– develop their helping skills–in particular, skills in listening and communicating;
– be confident in their ability to gain children’s trust and help them cope with the painful emotions and difficult behavior they may show when under stress;
– identify children who need extra help;
The manual covers the practical problems that arise when talking with children: building trust, how to comfort a child in distress, and how to give practical and emotional support.