Mental Health Effects of War on Children


5.4.2022 at 12.00 - 16.30
How does the war in Ukraine affect children?
Biocity, Presidentti auditorium (Tykistökatu 6 A, Turku, Finland) & online


12.00 Opening words
Professor André Sourander
Research Centre for Child Psychiatry, University of Turku

12.10 War and childhood
Professor Emerita Vappu Taipale

12.30 War and global health of children
Professor, Dr Norbert Skokauskas
Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU, Norway

12. 50 Threat of war and children and adolescents
Professor Emerita Tytti Solantaus

13.15 Break

13.20 Greetings from Ukraine
Chair and Professor, Dr Olga Osokina
Kyiv Medical University, Department of Neurology, Psychiatry and Medical Rehabilitation, Kyiv, Ukraine; Donetsk National Medical University, Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Addictology and Medical Psychology, Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region, Ukraine

13.40 Mental health of adolescents during Russian invasion
Postdoctoral Researcher Sanju Silwal
Research Centre for Child Psychiatry, University of Turku

14.00 Mental health of refugee and asylum children and adolescents
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Dr Matthew Hodes
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division of Psychiatry, Imperial College London

14.45 Break

15.05 Narrative Exposure Therapy in treating war trauma
Senior Researcher Kirsi Peltonen
Research Centre for Child Psychiatry, University of Turku

15.30 Peace movement needed now!
Professor Emeritus Ilkka Taipale

15.55 Closing words
Professor André Sourander

Register by 1.4.2022. Link to the online participation will be sent before the event by email. The event will be held in English.

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