Trauma ted­dies to help chil­dren

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS - Pic­ture: Dougie Ni­col­son.

Stu­dents at Dundee Univer­sity have teamed up with Po­lice Scot­land and a na­tional char­ity to sup­port chil­dren caught up in traumatic sit­u­a­tions.

Il­lus­tra­tors from the univer­sity’s Duncan of Jor­dan­stone Col­lege of Art and De­sign (DJCAD) have cre­ated an ac­tiv­ity book which will be dis­trib­uted to young­sters caught in the midst of emer­gency in­ci­dents.

The book, which fea­tures puz­zles, colour­ing-in and games, was de­vel­oped en­tirely by DJCAD il­lus­tra­tion un­der­grad­u­ates and will be car­ried by emer­gency ser­vice per­son­nel through­out Tay­side.

It was de­vel­oped with the help of Po­lice Scot­land and staff at char­ity Chil­dren 1st.

The books will be dis­trib­uted with knit­ted trauma ted­dies, made by mem­bers of the pub­lic.

Pic­tured is Cara Rooney, the il­lus­tra­tion stu­dent who de­signed the cover of the ac­tiv­ity book, with one of the trauma ted­dies.

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