Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Children in Humanitarian Settings: An Updated Review of Evidence and Practice
This review provides practitioners with a review and update on effective practices and evidence in the field of MHPSS. It was first drafted in 2015, presenting evidence and practice specific to children in order to support the implementation of MHPSS activities in humanitarian settings. This updated 2020 Review includes recent evidence updates (2015-2020), and addressing an identified gap in the 2015 Review, includes additional evidence on child and community participation. It serves as a compilation of evidence and best practice around MHPSS for children in humanitarian settings and complements the UNICEF Guidelines on Community-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Settings and Compendium of resources.
Author: UNICEF, The MHPSS Collaborative, IOM, USAID and PROTEKNON
Peace Love and Justice: Results of a Participatory Phenomenological Study of Psychosocial Well-Being in Afghanistan
While there have been many studies that elucidate the extent of human suffering in Afghanistan, there has been no formal study of what it means to be psychologically and socially well. This article reports on a participatory phenomenological study conducted in Afghanistan designed to better understand psychosocial well-being. Collecting data from 440 Afghan participants in 56 focus group discussions, the research specifically elaborated and operationalized definitions of psychosocial well-being that were relevant to the Afghan context. This study adds critical value around definitions of what it means to be psychosocially well in Afghanistan and other conflict- affected countries.
Author: Bragin, M. ,et al.
The Community Participatory Evaluation Tool for Psychosocial Programs: A Guide to Implementation
This paper describes an instrument for the monitor- ing and evaluation of programs designed to improve the psychosocial well being of children: the Community Participatory Evaluation Tool (CPET). The community plays an important role when the evaluation tool is properly utilised. The rationale for use of the tool is explained, and its application in practice is illustrated with a case study.
Author: Martha Bragin