Report

Life Skills Education and Psychosocial Support for Conflict-Affected Children and Adolescents

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
,
ECHO Children of Peace Project
Authored by
Christopher Talbot and Michael Wessells
Published
Topic(s)
Adolescents and Youth
Conflict - Peace Education
Psychosocial Support
Vocational and Skills Training

UNICEF developed the ECHO Children of Peace-funded project, Life Skills Education and Psychosocial Support for Conflict-Affected Children and Adolescents in Ukraine, in response to assessments conducted during 2014, which showed patterns of distress, anxiety and deterioration of behaviour among children throughout the five eastern-most oblasts.

The aim of the project was to support the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) to provide the children and adolescents most severely affected by the conflict in Ukraine life skills they need to live peacefully within host and returnee communities; and psychosocial support to strengthen their resilience.