EMDR Europe, connecting with the Nigerian organisation Search for Common Ground, organised a training for mental health professionals working with child soldiers in Nigeria.

Thanks to this project, President Isabel Fernandez established a connection with the United Nations Liaison Office for Children and Armed Conflict, Europe, Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict (https://childrenandarmedconflict.un.org ).

The EMDR training took place in March 2021 with the participation of 16 psychologists and mental health workers from the following organisations:

  • Unicef
  • Intersos
  • International Committee of   the Red Cross
  • Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Maiduguri
  • Search for Common Ground
  • Neem Foundation
  • Goal Prime

This way, they have now a tool for trauma treatment in children and adults and will give them relief and promote their mental health.