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July 2024

Gaza Tip Sheets: Psychological First Aid for Children Surviving Trauma

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This set of psychological tip sheets focuses on acute needs of Palestinian children due to the present day atrocities, serving as a form of psychological first aid, in both Arabic and English. These tips hope to offer families and adults around children currently impacted by trauma improved coping skills, ideally enabling a greater sense of control over the wellbeing of these children; the adult caregivers of children in ongoing traumatic situations and stressors themselves suffer negative impacts on their mental health due to an inability to maintain safety for the children whom they are tasked with protecting. 

These tips are brief and limited to ensure they are digestible and applicable in a circumstance where the luxury to develop in-depth skills is likely unavailable due to ongoing trauma. The best way to address trauma is to prevent trauma. In this case, prevention means advocating for a ceasefire, an end to occupation, and active advocacy for anti-racism and equal human rights. 

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