Setting Up Safe Spaces for Families & Children in Emergencies

This training focuses on early childhood development in emergencies and gives workers who are responding to the earthquake disaster in Syria and Turkey an introduction to safe, good practice principles when setting up psychosocial support spaces and services for affected children, their caregivers and families. 


Who is the training for?

Organisations, workers, volunteers and anyone else working with earthquake affected children and families in Syria and Turkey, who wish to gain and exchange knowledge about safe psychosocial support practices in early childhood.


Where does the training take place?

Trainings take place online over the course of two days, for three hours each day.  Live interpretation in Turkish and Arabic is available if required by participants and can be requested at the registration stage. Upcoming dates and registration details are listed below.

27-28 June
New dates are announced on a rolling basis


Trainings last three hours and cover:

• Core principles for setting up a safe healing space for children.

• An introduction to trauma-sensitive practice in emergencies with a particular focus on the experiences of early years children.

• An introduction to identity-informed practice – to ensure that affected communities are at the centre of the response.

• Trauma and identity-informed tools that can be incorporated when setting safe psychosocial healing spaces for children in an emergency setting.



As a person of lived experience it was a great opportunity for me to learn more about what I went through myself and how I can help those in the same situation, as well as taking care of myself in the volunteer role.




Training participant