Launch of JEiE Special Issue on PSS and SEL in Emergencies

Despite rapid growth in the body of research on psychosocial support (PSS) and social and emotional learning (SEL) and efforts to put these findings to use, large gaps in the evidence and the implementation of tools remain. This event marked the launch of a special issue of the Journal on Education in Emergencies which provides a snapshot of the strategies and tools being developed and used to understand the status of wellbeing and psychosocial support in humanitarian contexts and the effectiveness of EiE programming that incorporates PSS and SEL principles.


  • Nikhit D’Sa, PhD, Assistant Professor and Senior Associate Director for Research, University of Notre Dame’s Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child
  • Carly Tubbs Dolan, PhD, Deputy Director, NYU Global TIES for Children
  • Moses Olayemi, Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University
  • Fernanda Soares, PhD, Technical Advisor, FHI 360
  • Raija-Leena Punamäki, PhD, Psychologist and Professor Emerita, Tampere University
  • Liliana Angélica Ponguta, PhD, Research Faculty, Yale Child Study Center
  • Shanna Kohn, Senior Education Manager of Humanitarian Programs, Sesame Workshop
  • Sergiy Bogdanov, PhD, Psychologist and Psychotherapist, University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy 
  • Gloria A. Pedersen, DrPH, Senior Research Associate, George Washington University 

The webinar, which included a question-and-answer session, outlined a range of efforts to to create, validate, and use new, culturally relevant measures of mental health and wellbeing among students living in situations of crisis and conflict, and among the teachers, caregivers, and community members on whom these young people rely. 

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Resource Info

Resource Type

INEE Webinar


Published by

Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE)


Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
Social and Emotional Learning