The Book About Me

The Book About Me is part of the Birds in Flight programme, which was started in 2010 by the Swedish Red Cross to address the needs of children who have developed or are at risk of developing mental health conditions from war, torture or forced migration. Children benefit greatly from psychosocial support activities, and this book uses creative expression, like drawing, to help practitioners or counsellors reduce children’s psychological distress. It includes a manual explaining how it should be used, and has been aligned with the ICRC’s approach to mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) during and after armed conflict and other violence. This book is part of the ICRC’s technical guidelines and overall framework of MHPSS tools that draw on the organization’s vast experience in responding to diverse MHPSS needs in an ever-changing humanitarian landscape.
This workbook for children goes together with The Book About Me: Manual.