UNICEF and MHPSS.net are hosting a webinar in advance of the upcoming release of the UNICEF Community-based mental health and psychosocial support guidelines that will be officially launched in the week of August 21st.
The Guidelines were developed in response to emerging evidence on the determinants of children’s resilience, learnings from the evaluation of existing approaches, and the unique challenges that today’s crises pose for children’s safety, well-being and optimal development. They are meant to help agencies working with children to support and promote safe, nurturing environments for children’s recovery, psychosocial well-being and protection, and provides a framework that emphasizes engaging actors at all levels (children, caregivers, families and community service providers) to design and implement MHPSS strategies that are locally relevant, comprehensive and sustainable.
During the session, the authors of the guidelines and the accompanying compendium of resources will provide an orientation on their content and structure, and provide updates on the development and revision process to date, while laying out a roadmap for field testing of the guidelines in 2018 and 2019.
The field test version of the guidelines will be officially launched and released to the public during the week of August 21st, but participants of this webinar will receive the guidelines copy in advance of this official launch.
- Zeinab Hijazi (Mental Health & Psychosocial Specialist - UNICEF)
- Leslie Snider (Director of the Global Centre for Child and Family MHPSS - SCI Denmark)