MHPSS for children and families in humanitarian settings: Review of Evidence & Guidance and tools

Organized by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
The MHPSS Collaborative
17 July 2020, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Psychosocial Support

This webinar is hosted by the IASC Community Based Approaches working group, under the umbrella of the IASC MHPSS Reference group. It will be facilitated by a team from Proteknôn, who are engaged in a piece of work to review and update the UNICEF 2015 evidence and practice review of MHPSS for children in humanitarian settings, and to develop a toolkit:Facilitating Community based and participatory MHPSS programmes- engaging children, adolescents, caregivers and communities. This piece of work is funded by IOM through OFDA.
Who is the webinar for?
The webinar is for practitioners working in the fields of MHPSS, child protection, health, education, and/or ECD actors and anyone interested in the wellbeing of children and families, participation and participatory approaches. We welcome the participation of field staff, researchers and others interested in community based initiatives.Objectives of the webinar:

  • To share information on the progress of the updated evidence review and the increased focus on evidence concerning community participation and participation of children and caregivers in MHPSS programming.  
  • To prompt participants to share other relevant reports/ evidence.
  • To share information and to seek inputs for a tools which are being developed on facilitating community based and participatory MHPSS programmes engaging children, adolescents, caregivers and communities. 

The webinar encourages interaction and contributions from participants during and following the webinar to:

  • Share their views, experiences, suggestions (and any available documentation) on barriers and enablers to participation of children, caregivers and wider community members in MHPSS programming 
  • Volunteer to implement a protocol to organise short consultations with children and young people to enable their views, experience and advice on participation to inform the toolkit guidance.We really hope that you can join us in the webinar, and we would appreciate it if you can also encourage your colleagues to join us.
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