Journey of Hope
|Name||Journey of Hope|
|Target Audience||Middle childhood (6-12 years)|
|CfC Objective||Healthy Young Families|
|Organisation||Save the Children|
|Description||Teaches children social and emotional skill building to promote self-efficacy, problem solving and positive coping so they may have the capacity to overcome current and future trauma.|
|Delivered to||Children aged 4 – 18 years old who have experienced a traumatic event.|
|Delivered by||Teachers, social workers, youth workers.|
Journey of Hope is delivered to small groups of up to ten children either once a week over eight weeks or twice a week over four weeks. Program sessions are designed to help children:
There are four program variants:
Different engagement and learning techniques are used depending on the age of participants.
|Training||Two facilitators deliver the program. Facilitators must be qualified with either a bachelor degree in social work, youth work or education and have experience in working with vulnerable children.|
A detailed facilitator manual and workbooks with structured session plans are available.
|Cost||$6000 (includes training, manuals, resource kit, fidelity checks and evaluation tools).|
|Evaluation and effectiveness|
Several evaluations of the program have been conducted including two quasi- experimental studies (Powell & Bui, 2016; Powell & Thompson, 2016).