Journey of Hope
Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program helps children build coping skills and overall resiliency.
Think About This
No child lives without risk to traumatic experiences. Coping with these difficult events affects children deeply and can shape the course of their lives.
For children and youth, the consequences of trauma include difﬁculties with learning, ongoing behavior problems, impaired relationships, and poor social and emotional competence.
Children and parents or caregivers who have lived through a disaster often struggle with anxiety, confusion and a sense of loss or depression. Children of all ages, even young infants and toddlers, may display signs of stress and become worried, fearful, aggressive or withdrawn.
Whether it’s chronic poverty in the community or following a devastating natural disaster, providing children with immediate and long-term emotional support enables their recovery while fostering resilience.
Journey of Hope: Building Resilience Skills
Save the Children has designed a program that draws on children’s strengths to support their resilience. Journey of Hope offers grade- and age- specific curricula specifically to support children, youth and their caregivers in building on their natural resilience while helping them understand their feelings.
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:
Since 2007, more than 85,000 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:
Journey of Hope has also been successfully implemented around the world in Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Capacity Building and Sustainability
Save the Children works in communities across the United States with the highest needs and least access to resources.
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 years to come.
For more information on Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program or to receive materials and training:JoH@savechildren.org
Journey of Hope works. Save the Children has an established evaluation design for Journey of Hope and has been accepted for review for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
Tools to Support Children and Caregivers Post-Disaster