The Foundation for intellectual cooperation “Ukraine — XXI century” Bogdan Gubsky has signed a Memorandum of cooperation with the British National center for children and families of Anna Freud (Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families). About it reports a press-service of the Fund.
It is symbolic that the center has Ukrainian roots. A leading organization in the field of child psychology bears the name of its founder Anna Freud — specialist of child psychoanalysis, daughter of Sigmund Freud, the Austrian scientist, a psychologist and a neurologist who laid the foundations of modern psychoanalysis-and whose parents were natives of Galicia (Halychyna).
A Memorandum of partnership between the centre and the Foundation of Bogdan Gubsky was signed in the framework of realization of large-scale joint programme “Children of Ukraine”, which is aimed at psychological rehabilitation of children affected by hostilities in the East of Ukraine and occupation of Crimea.
As noted by Bogdan Gubsky, together with international and Ukrainian partners, the Fund “Ukraine — XXI century” aims to help affected children not only to recover psychologically, but also to find a worthy place in the Ukrainian and European environment.
In addition to psychological support, the programme will include a wide variety of components, in particular, professional orientation, training, active public position of responsibility and leadership skills, safety in social networking and the like.
During the pilot phase it is planned to provide psychological assistance to more than 2 thousand children.
The next stage of the programme provides for the establishment in Ukraine with the participation of international partners, the National centre for the psychological rehabilitation of children from zones of military conflicts.
Overall, the program is designed to help nearly a million children in Donetsk, Luhansk regions and migrants from the Crimea.
Center “Anna Freud” — the innovative world leader in research, training and treatment of children’s mental health. He is closely associated with University College London (University College London), Yale University (Yale University), Harvard University (Harvard University) and other academic institutions. The centre brings together world leaders in the field of neuroscience, mental health, social support and education.
Directs the Institute, Professor Peter Fonagy (Peter Fonagy) is a world — leading scientist in the field of psychoanalysis. Vonage is a knight of the order of the British Empire and awarded the British Academy for his outstanding contribution to psychoanalysis.