Training to help children through traumas
Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy Training Project
In 2019 CRESS trained counsellors from within the South Sudanese refugee communities, using the Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy (CATT) training protocol, so that therapy is now available for their children.
The Diocese of Liwolo worked in conjunction with the CATT License holder, the Luna Children’s Charity to deliver this training. The Diocese selected 19 adults to attend the training, identifying those who had the time and ability to build relationships with the children to deliver the therapy effectively.
The Luna Children’s Charity provided two Ugandan accredited CATT trainers to deliver the training to this first group of adults and has since then provided ongoing supervision of those newly trained counsellors, while they are working with the children within their communities.
One of the trainees, Lulu Emmanuel said: “Excellent training. These new skills will help me in freeing young people from their past trauma wherever I will go!”
Outcome of the CATT Training
Since February they have helped just over 150 children who have experienced unimaginable trauma due to the civil war in South Sudan.