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The Youth Education Pack (YEP) is a one-year intensive education and training program with three equally important components. The objectives are for the youth to reach a functional standard of literacy and to be trained in a practical skill that will increase their chances of securing an income in the future. Subjects like human rights, environment,
health and HIV/AIDS awareness, sports and culture aim at providing meaningful knowledge and fostering attitudes and social skills that will help young people develop into responsible and proactive citizens. Six months of follow-up support is given after graduation, to offer guidance and to monitor how the youth are managing, whether they are working in teams or as individuals. This manual is written with the intention of integrating trauma education with the existing YEP program. In this manual, we would like to give a general introduction and summary of traumatic stress; how to understand the nature of trauma and traumatic reactions. We outline how to provide the learners with trauma education
that will enable them to better understand themselves and
their own reactions. The trauma education described here consists
of three different parts, which again are composed of several lessons.
All of these three parts should be included in the ordinary
teaching within regular school hours. However, it is important
to inform the learners that participation is voluntary. If a learner
does not want to participate, the teacher should be understanding
and present the learner with alternative activities.