Cornerstone Counseling

REQUEST: $2,500 for serving children, parents and caregivers with training, counseling services, and children’s camp. 

Thailand (Chiang Mai)
  • Population: 69,500,000
  • Languages: Thai (official) only 90.7%, Thai and other languages 6.4%, only other languages 2.9% (includes Malay, Burmese)

  • Religions: Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.3%, Christian 1%

  • Median Age: 39 years

Cornerstone Counseling  provides Christian mental health care to develop greater wholeness and healing for missionaries and their families serving throughout Asia and the local Thai community. We care for these individuals through clinical counseling, trainings, and workshops.

In 2021, 20% of our clients were under the age of 18 and included missionary kids and Thai children. These young clients shared their struggles with anxiety, depression, dealing with their parents’ stress, suicidal thoughts, and trauma, especially with the pandemic’s impact. Children and parents are asking for help to cope with mental health needs.

Children are best helped by a holistic approach that provides care individually within community, with support to improve their parents’ or caregivers’ skills. Our project will address 3 major needs: 1) Direct counseling services for children and families; 2) Training for parents and caregivers who work with children; and 3) Support for the children’s camp focused on healing from trauma.

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Cornerstone Counseling Staff

Diaw’s Testimonial Video

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Story

Amber (8 y/o) and her family needed to evacuate from Myanmar to Thailand in early 2021 as violence erupted in their neighborhood with government crackdowns. She and her younger brother worked with a counselor for 8 months on the trauma they witnessed. Other counselors worked with their parents who were not coping or parenting well as a result. A year later, Amber has learned through play therapy how to soothe her anxiety with the help of her parents, who are better able to provide a more secure home environment.

HEALTH / HYGIENE

FAMILY / COMMUNITY CARE

FOOD

THEOLOGY

EDUCATION / TRAINING

INFORMATION / RESEARCH

EQUIPMENT / TOOLS

MATERIALS

RENOVATION / MAINTENANCE

ADMINISTRATION

TRAVEL

OTHER

* Highlighted budget icons apply to this grant

Budget
DescriptionCost
Counseling sessions and resources for children (e.g. play therapy sessions, books)$800
International Children Development Program (parent training)$800
5-day Trauma Healing Children’s Training and Camp (for Thai trainers and children)$900
Total Budget Requested:$2,500

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