Main materials


Kavitha Kolappa

Early life trauma: Definitions & life-long health impacts

Scope and purpose

Scope and purpose
Workshop on Early Life Trauma

Minutes of the 3d Workshop

Best Practice in Work with Early Life Trauma

Materials of all workshops​

can be found on the workshops' pages


Olga Kazakova

MD, PhD, Head of psychiatric department Psychiatric Clinic of Minsk City

Co-organiser of workshops

orest suvalo

 MD psychiatrist, International Diploma in Mental Health, Law and Human Rights (WHO, ILS), Pune, India
coordinator of projects and programs at the Institute of Mental Health of the Ukrainian Catholic University

Dmitry Krupchanka

Senior Researcher, Department of Social Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health, Prague, Czech Republic

IrIna Shmak

Psychologist and the head of the Social Center “Happy Baby” SOS-Children’s Village “

She helps young pregnant women and women with young children under 3 years of age who find themselves in a difficult life situation.

“In our daily work, we constantly encounter early childhood trauma received by women in childhood and transmitting this trauma to their children and early childhood trauma received by children in connection with difficult situations in which their parents are located. We have international standards of work, effective tools and programs, highly qualified specialists. Nevertheless, the topic of childhood trauma remains little known in our society and requires widespread awareness, both among specialists and the general public”

Yuliana Maslak

Child psychiatrist and psychotherapist  

Mariana Iesyp

Child psychotherapist in the CBT. 

Area of interest – helping children who have experienced psychological trauma, and those who have impaired neurodevelopment

Анжела Борщевська

Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Danylo Halytsky, child psychiatrist, psychotherapist for children and youth, family system psychotherapist, psychodrama therapist. Over the past year, she has acquired the competencies of a national trainer in the field of Physicians Against Domestic Violence. For the past 9 years, I have been teaching the interns of all specialties the Family Domestic Violence Cycle.

Anna Kågström

Child and adolescent mental health researcher for the department of social psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health, Czech Republic.

Experience in field of ELT: family reunification and post-op care for displaced and injured children following natural disasters/disease outbreak; providing intensive care for severely malnourished, chronically ill, and neglected/abused children/adolescents; critical care transporter for medically fragile children; on-going research and program development for the transition of children from institutions to foster care.

Kavitha Kolappa

MD, MPH, Consultation/Liaison psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Iryna Korolets

Clinical psychologist

Psychologist of the Charitable Organization “Lviv Educational Foundation”. Providing services to crisis families for the well-being of children

INNA Piatnitskaya

Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, BSMU, consultant on child psychiatry based on the State Committee for Pedagogical Sciences.
Work experience as a CAP more than 25 years

Felicity Thomas

Senior Research Fellow and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Culture and Health, University of Exeter, UK