Journey of Hope
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Whether coping with the devastation of a disaster or facing the long-term impacts of growing up in poverty, difficult experiences affect children deeply and can shape the course of their lives.
Up to 90 percent of children and youth experience trauma, according to the National Center for Children in Poverty. No child lives without risk to difficult experiences.
The good news: Children can learn to build their resilience.
Nikta Chernin 6, works on an art project in the Save the Children Journey of Hope program at the Staten Island Mental Health Society
Trauma can disrupt a child’s development. Besides loss of possessions and loved ones, trauma-impacted children and communities are at high-risk.
Journey of Hope: Building Resilience Skills
Save the Children has designed an evidence-based model offering grade- and age- specific programming specifically to support children in building on their natural resilience.
Through our signature Journey of Hope program, we partner with schools to help children develop the skills needed to cope with and tackle life’s adversity.
Specifically, the Journey of Hope program:
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Since its development in 2007, 80,000 children have benefited from the Journey of Hope program. Save the Children has implemented Journey of Hope as an essential recovery component in every major natural disaster in the United States, including:
Capacity Building and Sustainability
Save the Children is dedicated to sharing the Journey of Hope program, ensuring schools, local mental health agencies and other nonprofit partners are equipped with the training and tools they need to assist children within their communities.
For more information on Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program or to receive materials and training:JoH@savechildren.org
Journey of Hope Evidence-Base
*Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program has been accepted for review by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
Tools to Support Children and Caregivers Post-Disaster