In the aftermath of natural disasters and wars, children need help to make sense of what's happened. Our emergency-response teams lay the groundwork for emotional recovery in children by using two programs:
Comfort for Kids, developed in partnership with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, combines training for adults to help kids process trauma with an interactive workbook for children, which helps them tell their story of the disaster in a safe environment.
Moving Forward promotes physical and emotional recovery through sports such as volleyball and soccer.
Since we launched these programs after September 11, 2001, they have helped tens of thousands of children heal after tragedy.