Yazan Majed, a child 6 years old, from Homs, came to the Beqaa valley in Lebanon 9 months ago with his father, mother and sister. Yazan Majid stopped talking in Homs due to a terrible incident that happened in his parents house. His father was protesting when thugs broke into the house. His mother was raped in front of him. He tried to defend her, but they pushed him and beat him, and broke his eye glasses. When the father came back home, he took the family to Lebanon. Our team in the Baqaa checked on him - one of the team is a trauma psychotherapist (Fatme) - and found he had symptoms similar to autism, no eye contact, unable to talk, amongst others. After 3 meetings with the parents Fatme was able to get the story of what had happened (very sensitive, because of the suffering and shame felt), she realised that the case was one of trauma. Fatme worked with him using several techniques and there was a good response from Yazan ... and they formed a good relationship. When Fatme came to the house to see him he was happy. After 7 sessions, clear progress had been made ... Yazen started to talk and there was some eye contact. Syrian Assistance bought for Yazen new eye glasses but he refused to wear them during the sessions. So far the results are good and we expect more improvements with time. The videos below are from the 11th to the 14th of June.