August 8, 2017
Kyiv-Mohyla Centre for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
Your Donations and Support Made It Possible
The pioneering cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead stated, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Indeed, a small group of committed donors made a difference with their generous donations and support that helped renovate a building in Kyiv that is the Kyiv-Mohyla PTSD Center under the leadership of Dr. Serhiy Bogdanov, and serves as a springboard for multiple programs to help victims of post-traumatic stress in Ukraine. The Center has been a leader in the field of psychosocial rehabilitation in Ukraine for the last two years.
Comprehensive 5 Year Program Proposed
In response to the emergency situation of post-traumatic stress and related psychological and social problems, the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center established by National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, in collaboration with national and international professionals, propose a 5 year program to provide methodical professional support through sustainable platforms in all regions of Ukraine. Funding is sought from organizations, governments, and individuals.
The military conflict in which Russia annexed Crimea and occupied the eastern part of Donbas resulted in over 1.5 million internally displaced people, who escaped from the east to Central and Western Ukraine, took a toll of over 10,000 lives, and affected several hundred thousand soldiers and their families.
The program includes training of professionals on trauma therapy and social workers, volunteers and psychologists; establishing a national network of centers; providing technical assistance; forming a network of international experts; establishing support through web platforms; coordinating reforms to Ukraine’s legislation on mental health and psychosocial support; conducting an informational campaign to lift the stigma of mental illness in Ukraine. More information on the development of this program will be provided. We are proud of the work of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in this important area.
For more information:
To get more information about the NaUKMA Centre activities please contact Dr. Serhiy Bogdanov at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kateryna Maksym at email@example.com
In May 2017, NaUKMA Centre for Mental Health and Psychological support launched the CETA Program in three cities in Ukraine: Kyiv, Zaporizhya and Dnipro. The program is a joint project with Johns Hopkins University.
The Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) is a psychotherapy program for adults with mental health problems, designed specifically by the Applied Mental Health Research Group (AMHR) at Johns Hopkins University as an effective method of therapy for persons with PTSD.
The program in Ukraine is aimed to help veterans of the military conflict, as well as the internally displaced persons who sustained emotional trauma as a result of war. The CETA trainers from Johns Hopkins University provide regular supervision of the consultants working on the ground.