YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE EMOTIONAL WELLBEING OF A TRAUMATIZED SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILD WITH THE GIFT OF A TEDDY BEAR NOW
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A TEDDY BEAR IS MORE THAN A TOY

It is Emergency Medicine that comforts 
and solaces a child 

A Teddy Bear can help a child
  • manage their emotions
  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • reduce symptoms like bed-wetting, nightmares, and aggression
  • feel someone cares
  • experience in fantasy what was lost in reality
  • cope better with their every day life challenges

By creating training materials and trauma reduction intervention programs, we provide solace, comfort and support to kids in crisis. 

WHY THE TEDDY BEAR WORKS

      The need to be soothed is a basic, biological drive and the teddy bear serves well as a comforter especially for children. The teddy bear symbolizes the solacing gestational and early childhood mother. Studies have shown that 98% of children, adolescents and adults describe some attachment to a solacer such as the teddy bear and in the majority of cases, to more than one such object, activity or sound. The teddy bear is often a healing gateway.

Paul Horton MD, child psychiatrist and author of "The Solace Paradigm"

History

Since 1986 have worked with
  • homeless and abused children in the United States
  • children trapped in war zones such as Kosovo
  • children living in areas of natural disasters 
  • orphans living in Latin American orphanages

Current Crisis

Millions of children have been driven from their homes because of the violent conflict. They are growing up without the security and safety provided even for orphans and children living in shelters. They have lost their homes, their communities, their families, their friends, their toys and in some cases even their parents.

Teddy Bear Trauma Reduction Program

We start with a gift of love that carries the message that someone cares. The Teddy Bear is more than a toy; it is a therapeutic tool that reduces the child’s anxiety and the symptoms of that anxiety such as bed-wetting, nightmares, and aggression. This is followed by various mental health curriculum experiences delivered by specially trained therapists and personnel from local institutions.

Our partners have been...

  • Major Police Departments (SFPD LAPD NYPD)
  • Police Departments across the country
  • Child Welfare Government Ministries 
  • Non governmental agencies (NGOs)
  • Local homeless shelters 

Our Mission

Our Mission – CaringForChildren.org (CFC) addresses the emotional and psychological needs of traumatized children at home and around the world and to educate the public about the importance of meeting those needs.  

By creating training materials and trauma reduction intervention programs, we provide solace, comfort and support to kids in crisis. 

YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE EMOTIONAL WELLBEING OF A TRAUMATIZED SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILD WITH THE GIFT OF A TEDDY BEAR NOW
please click here

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