War Child works exclusively to improve the resilience and wellbeing of children living with violence and armed conflict. We deliver child protection, education and psychosocial support and undertake research to demonstrate the effectiveness of our interventions.
We are present in countries where violence and armed conflict are a fact of life. We work together with caregivers and communities - as well as other NGOs - to strengthen the resilience and psychosocial wellbeing of conflict-affected children.
Because no child should be part of war. Ever.
Summary of relevant work
Our Care System is made up of 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, quality implementation and to reduce stigmatisation. The interventions that make up the Care System range in intensity according to the needs of children and their communities. This model allows for an integrated approach that ensures the various interventions are interconnected and mutually reinforce one another - ensuring maximum impact. Each intervention within the Care System undergoes research in four stages: development, piloting, full scale trials and implementation research.
The Research and Development department is led by Mark Jordans, Professor of Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at the University of Amsterdam, and Reader, Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Humanitarian Settings University of Amsterdam and Kings College, London.