At Family for Every Child we know that children who are emotionally well are more likely to develop strong and healthy minds, and to have better lives in the future. This knowledge is a strong motivator in the work Family members do around therapeutic approaches.

For many years members have shared knowledge on various therapeutic approaches practiced in the area of mental health of children, adolescents and young people. Between 2021-2023 three members came together to conduct action research on their respective therapeutic approaches. These members are Childlink in Guyana, Uyisenga Ni Imanzi in Rwanda and Butterflies in India.

ChildLinK examined the effectiveness of trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy as an intervention for victims of child sexual abuse; Butterflies examined social casework as a therapeutic approach; and Uyisenga Ni Imanzi examined the effectiveness of narrative and arts therapeutic interventions for children and young people with socio-psychological issues.

Please find these reports attached.

A synthesis report will be published in 2024.