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PSS-SEL Working Group

In emergency situations, parents, children and teachers may be exposed to violence, loss and displacement. Unaddressed, the psychological and emotional distress caused by this experience can impede the process of recovery and resumption of healthy development and learning. It is therefore essential that EiE programmes incorporate activities to actively tackle the potential psychological and emotional distress experienced by teachers and students. This can be done through integrating interventions which aim to provide psychosocial support (PSS) and develop social and emotional learning (SEL).

PSS and SEL have been priorities for INEE since 2014, and the PSS-SEL Working Group continues the work of previous iterations of this network space. Members of the PSS-SEL Working Group work across agencies to address gaps in policy, practice, and research regarding PSS-SEL.


The PSS-SEL Working Group refreshed its membership in March 2023. To stay up-to-date on calls for new Working Group members, make sure you have signed up as an INEE member and have subscribed to the INEE email list in your profile settings. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact

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