The Childhood Trauma Symposium - Lusaka, Zambia

26 September 2019


The Childhood Trauma Symposium will take place October 15-18, 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia.

This symposium will start with a day roundtable Consultation on childhood trauma. Several organisations will make presentations on the models and approaches they are using to respond to childhood trauma followed by plenary discussions. The next three days will be divided into three training tracks lasting seven hours. The tracks will focus on:

  1. Bringing hope – childhood trauma and the healing power of relationships: Targeting child care professional and working with wounded children, child relations

      2. Creating healing communities: Targeting lay people in the community/ organisations and the church.

This symposium hopes to bring together organisations and individuals working in the field of Child Protection and do respond to the trauma faced by children at risk. The symposium will deal with the subject of childhood trauma from an African. This meeting is also symposium fortunate to attract the most highly respected speakers to participate, moderate  and speak during different tracks.

The symposium’s approach has a two-tier approach: First, the program is designed to cater for people working at community level and have no professional qualifications in psychology or social work. Second, this conference will have a learning track for professionals working in the field of Child Protection. offer pre-symposium workshops, plenary sessions, case presentations and panel discussions with active participation of the audience.

The speakers are recognized authorities in their specialties, with working experience in different aspects surrounding the spectrum of child protection and trauma.


1.Lubi Kwendakwema – Clinical psychologist – Zambia

2.Tori Barrow               – Trauma Child therapist expert – UK

3.Jacky Namagebe   – Social Worker – Zambia

4.Dr. Maria Akani –  Clinical psychologist  – Zambia

5.Courtney Hendrex – Petra Institute  -RSA

6. Special Hope Network

7. Dr. George Takuna – Psychology department Chainama Hospital

If you are plan to attend this symposium kindly request for the registration link by email : or by Friday 4th October. Kindly note that there are limited spaces.

Register here:

This event jointly organized by: Caritas Zambia, Christian Alliance for Children in Zambia, Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia Micah Zambia, Samalani Children At Risk Network, Orphan Sunday and World Vision Zambia.