1/ To establish a sustainable network of professionals, trained to be a trainers of TF CBT Children, and thus to provide the access for mental health professionals from whole Ukraine to evidence-based methods.
2/ To translate and disseminate between these professionals manual for work with children, who suffer from trauma and traumatic grief.
3/ To create a system for delivering help for students at schools by training professionals in individual TF CBT for children and in group program at the TF CBT basis (SSET manual) and providing them by supervision support, manuals and educational pamphlets.
4/ To organize research activities for providing evidence-base support and advocacy such approach at the public and governmental levels.
Locations and target audience
Goals 1, 2 – Lviv, for professionals from all regions of Ukraine (including Ternopil), for children who suffer from trauma and traumatic grief.
Goals 2, 3, 4 – Lviv, for professionals from Lviv, for children who suffer from trauma and traumatic grief and who are students of 5 schools from this city.
What do we propose?
To establish training program with a focus on “train the trainer” approach as first step and leading regional training to local professionals and providing local supervisory support (TF CBT for Children, for individual work). IMH UCU and UICBT have appropriate professional resources and expertise for that (we have TF-CBT trainers and supervisors who got international training and are accredited through European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies).
To establish training program (at the SSET basis, for group leaders) with a focus on leading regional training to local professionals and providing supervisory support for these professionals (in Lviv).
One issue that is more important is measure of effects of such approach. It is important for us as trainers, important for students and teachers, and it is important for future implementation of this program at the all-Ukrainian level. Therefore, we suggest creating research design (adaptation of measures, training professionals to use it, organisation of data gathering and analytics, prepare of report).
Yet there is great need in detailed modern treatment manual that will empower delivering of appropriate training programs and their dissemination in Ukraine. Having done review of all modern textbooks on TF-CBT for children we have focused on “Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents” by Judith A. Cohen, Anthony P. Mannarino, Esther Deblinger. This is modern textbook written by leading experts in the field with solid theoretical base and detailed description of techniques and their application. We think that translation, publication and dissemination of this book will have great impact on education of Ukrainian mental health care providers and will enable quality of training initiatives developed by our institutes.