Under the banner of Spirit of Childhood, an international group of educators and therapists are coming together to deliver trauma-informed education when it is needed most but often overlooked: during a crisis or in its immediate aftermath.
Watch this video of Spirit of Childhood Alliance serving Syrian refugees on the Isle of Lesbos
Delivering Trauma-Informed Education Quickly After Crisis
Spirit of Childhood Alliance members provide on the ground educational support to children living in crisis zones impacted by war and violent conflict, natural disasters, and poverty.
Cross-Fertilizing Education Best Practices
Since its launch in 2015, Spirit of Childhood Alliance organized three international conferences in Jerusalem to share sustainable methodologies for teaching children who encounter educational barriers caused by toxic stress.
- “Facing the Challenge – Sharing the Vision” (2016) The conference focused on narrowing the gap between Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children from advantaged and disadvantaged communities.
- “Nurturing the Spirit of Childhood In Times of Toxic Stress” (2017) Experts addressed strategies for mitigating childhood toxic stress in the classroom.
- “The Day After” (2018) Participants shared best practices for educating children after conflict.