INNTRA, Innovative Trauma Relief Access,

A new vision of child care

INNTRA was founded by Virginie Morel (Child Rights Advocate & Public Health Researcher) in collaboration with Felicity Pocklington (Anthropologist and Senior Public Health Expert), and Mrs. Laetitia de Schoutheete (Psychologist and Trauma Specialist) to offer an effective answer to address children and adolescents' emotional, psychological and physical distress in various settings.

With years of experience in various fields relating to child protection and children health, we are convinced that an effective approach to children psycho-social care must be both scientific and holistic in nature. Our programs stem from global empiric research and are adaptable in order to fit each context worldwide. Our approach, based on compassion and respect, offers  measurable results and is always developed in close collaboration with local partners within the community. 

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Problem and consequences

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From general anxiety (originating from  interpersonal, social or academic pressure, social media, bullying and harassment, or the Coronavirus crisis) to maltreatment or even abuse (sexual, physical, psychological or neglect), it is clear that today, children and adolescents are confronted to a staggering amount of adverse life events which, left unaddressed, are known to lead to acute anxiety, behavioral and cognitive disorders and other developmental, physical and emotional impairments. 

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children (2016)

more than 49%

Children experiencing distress or trauma face a 49% increase in the likelihood of developing a physical disease (non-communicable disease (NCDs) when reaching adulthood (i).

 around 35%

... 35%of Swiss adolescents report regular bullying and 20% of them report at least 2 out  4 symptoms ( anxiety, sleep dysfunction, irritability and /or depression).(ii)

nearly 70%

(...) 70% of the youth worldwide is in need of mental health and psychological support and have no access to it. (iii)

(i)   Afifi, T. O., Mather, A., Boman, J., Fleisher, W., Enns, M. W., Macmillan, H., & Sareen, J. (2011). Childhood adversity and personality

(ii) (iii)  World Health Organization (2017) Bilan Inocenti n14. Children in developed countries.

The INNTRA expertise and global impact

INNTRA Impact

Our Vision

Building healthier communities by strengthening local mental healthcare systems so all children in need have access to effective and sustainable psychosocial support.

To provide innovative and responsive holistic care programs for children, adolescents and young adults by promoting interdisciplinary and collaboration among highly skilled mental health and wellness professionals worldwide.  .  

Our Values

Compassion, integrity, responsibility and caring are the founding values of our organization.   

Respecting diversity through our differences is the core of empowerment and growth.  

Commitment leads to excellence. Excellence is our commitment.

Our Objectives

- Identify, treat and prevent behavioral, cognitive and emotional disorders in children and young adults.

- Provide accessible and effective well being program to relieve children and assist mental health practitioners.
- Facilitate interdisciplinary and collaborative work among health professionals.
- Strengthen local community engagement

- Provide Covid19 adaptive care solutions in psycho social care program for children 
- Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDG2030).

Our Mission

To provide holistic 10-day care programs for children, adolescents and young adults with a one year follow-up program worldwide.   

Our Values

Compassion, integrity, responsibility and caring are the founding values of our organization.   

Respecting diversity through our differences is the core of empowerment and growth.  

Commitment leads to excellence. Excellence is our commitment.

Our Objectives

- Identify, treat and prevent behavioral, cognitive and emotional disorders in children and young adults.

- Provide accessible and effective well being program to relieve children and assist mental health practitioners.
- Facilitate interdisciplinary and collaborative work among health professionals.
- Strengthen local community engagement

- Provide Covid19 adaptive care solutions in psycho social care program for children 
- Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDG2030).

About the founder

Virginie Morel Innovative Trauma Relief

Virginie Morel is a multidisciplinary child and adolescent health specialist with almost 20 years of experience in the fields of social work, education, student counseling, and child sexual abuse.  Originating from the Geneva region, she has lived, worked, and studied in several countries and holds various degrees in international relations, psychology, languages, and child rights. She has fulfilled several research and development mandates for the WHO, the UNHCR, and other NGOs, and is the co-founder of an advocacy group of high-level child protection professionals in Geneva. Committed to children’s health, sustainability and community development, she has developed a keen interest in researching the effects of traditional mental health therapeutic techniques with alternative well-being practices. She became a social entrepreneur and founded Innovative Trauma Relief Access (INNTRA), an organization registered in Geneva having for mission the development and the implementation of general wellbeing and trauma resolution programs for children and adolescents worldwide.

Virginie's

relevant

additional

training :

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Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho Level II (Masters Kurt Hohensee (Spain) & Olivier Honsperger (Switzerland)

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Cardiac Coherence Level 1 Adults and Children. IFEDO Center by David O'Hare (France)

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Psycho-traumatology and clinic of exile certification by Laetitia de Schoutheete. Cercle de Competence (France)

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Mindfulness stress reduction of Jon Kabat Zinn. Ressources Mindfulness (Switzerland)

People often ask me: "Why do you do this?"

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