It is the 5th week of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Despite the increasing number of casualties and pressure from other countries to stop the war, Russia is refusing to withdraw. War is hard on everyone but especially on children who have vulnerable minds and are more sensitive compared to adults. Children suffering in the war are forced to live not normal lives and are at an increased risk of anxiety and depression.
It is best to take war-affected children for therapy and see professionals but for children in Ukraine that are sheltering in underground train stations, basements, and bomb shelters there is no access to skilled professionals who can provide them with much-needed therapy and help them handle their emotions.
Voices of Children is an organization that is providing psychologists to help the children of Ukraine. They are taking donations as well if you wish to play a part in rehabilitating the war-affected and traumatized children of Ukraine.
According to UNICEF, more than 1 million children have been forced to abandon Ukraine, and 145 have been killed and injured in the war by Russia on Ukraine. While volunteers are going in to fight in the war, and help out with food and donations, some psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and therapists are also volunteering to give free therapy to the children of Ukraine. In areas with internet access children can be given therapy online or parents can be provided training on how to help children cope with the war.