Child Crisis Intervention

Executing Institution: Volunteer Psychologists of Chile
Location: Cauquenes – Maule
Grant Value:USD 3,500
The project addressed the continuing fear and trauma caused by the earthquake and aftershocks through the development of a community theater with the children of the community as actors. A humorous play “El Bosque del Aprendizaje” was prepared to promote positive experiences and strengthen teamwork in the community. Both parents and young people collaborated in the preparation of scenery, music, rehearsal and enactment of the play. The rehearsal permitted the expression of emotions, opportunities for reflection and the use of psycho-educational tools to help the children develop resiliency and heal their traumatic earthquake experience.