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‘Alle ongelovigen doden? Natuurlijk wil ik dat niet’

De Standaard / March 27, 2018 Many children returning from ISIS captivity face tantrums, bedwetting, and rebellious behaviour. "Children are like sponges", says Zaid Abdullah, Teamleader at SEED. "They easily pick up new ideas and adapt to new situations" However, supporting them in the healing process is crucial. "Chances are that they will become isolated [...]

‘Alle ongelovigen doden? Natuurlijk wil ik dat niet’2018-03-28T11:37:23+00:00

Communications Officer

Job Title: Communications Officer Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI), with occasional travel other areas of KRI. Type of position: Employment contract, full time Length of Contract: Twelve months Post Date:  18 March 2018 Start Date: ASAP   About SEED Foundation: SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity organization in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, [...]

Communications Officer2018-03-26T11:44:40+00:00

MHPSS Instructor

Job Title: MHPSS Instructor (National or International) Location: Koya, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq Type of position:  Full time, Employment contract Length of Contract: 12 Months Date Posted: 13 March, 2018 Start Date:  ASAP   About SEED Foundation: SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity organization in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, whose mission is to protect, empower, and support the [...]

MHPSS Instructor2018-03-26T11:41:09+00:00

Two trauma specialists from the US explain trauma

SEED is proud to present part 1 of six interviews with two trauma specialists from the United States: Holly Aldrich (Director of the Center for Homicide Bereavement) and Barbara Hamm (Director of Victim Services at the Department of Community Health Improvements). The interviews were conducted by SEED’s Co-Founder and Vice President, Tanya Gilly-Khailany. In this [...]

Two trauma specialists from the US explain trauma2018-01-25T09:15:56+00:00

Shifting from a traditional way of teaching to an interactive one

When learning is interactive, it gives the learners the opportunity to think about the information in a new way and practically apply it to their lives. At universities throughout the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, we often see that classes are taught in a traditional way using lecture as the primary teaching mechanism, leaving little room [...]

Shifting from a traditional way of teaching to an interactive one2018-01-24T13:28:50+00:00

Education in Clinical Psychology in Kurdistan

Interview with Dr. Azad Ali, ­ Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology at Koya University. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has known a long history of violence and persecution, with decades of war, oppression, genocide, and dictatorship. Trauma is passed over from generation to generation and talking about mental health issues is still taboo. [...]

Education in Clinical Psychology in Kurdistan2017-12-27T20:43:52+00:00

How can we help a nation heal?

By Ann Knapp, STARS Program Director. It’s said that time heals all wounds, but that isn’t the reality for many who’ve experienced unspeakable trauma. Men, women, and children who’ve been impacted by the horrors of ISIS; individuals who have endured violence on the basis of their gender; whole communities that have suffered decades of conflict [...]

How can we help a nation heal?2017-12-20T08:14:14+00:00

24 students graduate from the PSS Training Program

The Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) at Koya University graduated its first 24 students from the Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) Training Program on Sunday, November 19th at Koya University. The Graduation Day included a morning of learning where we brought students and supervisors together in focus groups to learn more about [...]

24 students graduate from the PSS Training Program2017-11-23T11:09:47+00:00

SEED’s Co-Founder and Vice President speaker at TEDxNishtimanWomen

SEED’s Co-Founder and Vice President Tanya Gilly-Khailany, was one of the eight speakers during TEDxNishtimanWomen on November 3rd in Saad Abdullah Hall in Erbil, Kurdistan. Tanya’s speech was about the importance of women’s participation in building peace. “Women’s priorities tend to be different than those of men, Women experience war and peace differently, and women [...]

SEED’s Co-Founder and Vice President speaker at TEDxNishtimanWomen2018-02-27T08:29:32+00:00

ISIS has planted a ticking bomb that is hard to defuse: traumatized children

The Christian Science Monitor / September 21, 2017 Iraq hasn't enough mental health professionals to handle the legions of traumatized children who, because of ISIS, saw and did things they never should have. But if enough teachers can be found, schools could help put them on a path to healing. Read more...

ISIS has planted a ticking bomb that is hard to defuse: traumatized children2017-11-08T07:02:59+00:00