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Social responsibility and children in war

By Finnish Psychologists for Social Responsibility; The Finnish National Board of Education & UNESCO


Tuesday October 24th, 2006 at 10-15.30


The Finnish National Board of Education, Hakaniemenkatu 2, 00530 Helsinki

7th floor, room 7106A and 7106B, more exact guidance at info desk




Mr. Pekka Elo, Senior Adviser, Finnish National Board of Education, Associated Schools Project Network – ASPnet National Coordinator, UNESCO


Introductory remarks

Ms Sirkku Kivistö, chairperson Finnish Psychologists for Social Responsibility (FPSR)



How to cope in refugee camps during a war and with poor living condition

Mr Kassem Aina, Director General, National Institution of Social Care and Vocational Training - Beit Atfal Assumoud (BAS), Beirut, Lebanon



Children´s stories and testimonies during and after the war in 2006 - A

message to adults from the storycrafting-method

Ms Jamilé Shehadé, social worker in charge, BAS and Ms Kirsti

Palonen, vice-chairperson, FPSR






Sharing the experience of war with children and protecting childhood;

activities of BAS during the war

Mr Kassem Aina and Ms Jamilé Shehadé



Psychological interventions and resilience-building among war-traumatised children

Ms Raija-Leena Punamäki, professor, University of Tampere, Dept of Psychology



Coffee break



Round table discussion: Solidarity and social responsibility from paper to

practice; Developing cooperation to meet the needs and human rights of 

Palestinians in Lebanon

Mr Kassem Aina: Palestinian point of view

Ms Sirkku Kivistö: Finnish point of view



Closing words

Ms Sirkku Kivistö


Registration by October 18th, 2006 to email address: [email protected].fi (name, profession, work, email address, phone number) 



Seminaarin vieraat, toiminnanjohtaja Kassem Aina (oik.) ja vastaava sosiaalityöntekijä Jamilé Shehadé (vas.) ramadanin aikaisella iftar-illallisella BAS:in toimintakeskuksessa Mar Eliasin pakolaisleirillä joulukuussa 2000 psykologi Kirsti Palosen (toinen vasemmalta) ja psykologi Anne Alitolppa-Niitamon (toinen oikealta) kanssa. Kuva: Sirkku Kivistö