Psychological support for children being treated burns units- orthopedics - Narrow The Gap Community Program
1. Organization introduction
- Name: The happier social workgroup
- Established year: 2010
- Address: 341 Su Van Hanh, Ward 10, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
- Representative: Pham Thi Yen Trinh
- Title: Manager

2. Project proposal:
- Location: Children's Hospital 1, HCMC
- Time: 31/10/2017 - 31/7/2018
- To achieve SDGs:

Project Beneficiaries:
- The pediatric patient and relatives of the pediatric patient, who are both psychologically affected.
- 350 Pediatric patients and 150 relatives of pediatric patients in the Orthopedics and Burns Department and the Pediatric Health Care Staff.

Challenges in the beneficiary community:
- Pediatric trauma, low self-esteem, resistance, narrowed social relationships, decreased social functions, affecting development.
- Relatives of pediatric patients experience guilt, depression, psychological crisis. They also experience a need to blame, creating aggression and affecting relationships. Communication with health workers can be strained, leading to childs failure / poor adherence to treatment.
- Medical staff work pressure, patient pressure; Limiting psychological and social skills can easily lead to stressful situations with the relatives of pediatric patients.

Project activities:
Volunteers/collaborators accompany the pediatric patient and the child's relatives during treatment in the hospital through individual psychological support and group activities, with reports.

Long-term goal:
- Children are mentally stable, comfortable, understand their own value ​​and know how to take care of themselves
- Parents understand children's psychology, overcome the crisis, accept the reality and know how to take care of children after trauma
- The medical staff understand the psychology of the child, the parents, the work of the social workgroup, and support the social work group together.

Short-term goal:
- Children treated at the Department of Surgery and Orthopedics are stable mentally, happy, and cooperative.
- Parents whose children are treated at the Department of Surgery, Orthopedics experience reduced anxiety, fatigue, stress, and cooperation
- Medical staff understand child psychology, parents and activities of Happier group
- Volunteers understand about medicine and psychology. Volunteers show good practice, social work professionals support the process.

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