Concept Note

Emergencies and the psychosocial care and protection of affected children

Published by
Save the Children
Psychosocial Support
Adolescents and Youth

Exposure to acute emergency situations, for instance in connection with natural disasters, can have a devastating impact on the psychological and social wellbeing of children, adolescents and adults. It is becoming widely accepted fact that early psychosocial interventions as an integral part of humanitarian assistance in emergencies help to alleviate psychological distress and strengthen resiliency.