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October 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC+0


The Child and Family MHPSS Resource Collection

Date & Time: 04 October, 1:00 PM UTC

with Marcio Gagliato, Ashley Nemiro, Kira Lomakina, and Valeria Florez


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MHPSS.net and The MHPSS Collaborative are delighted to invite you to a ‘First Look at the Child and Family MHPSS Resource Collection’. We are curating a collection of resources on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of children and families in humanitarian and development settings, as part of a new HIAS-funded initiative, “Joint Response in Ukraine on MHPSS for Children and Families for Local and International Agencies”.
We will identify, screen and make available resources such as practice guidelines, training guides, implementation manuals and advocacy tools via an easily searchable repository. The Child and Family MHPSS Resource Collection aims to serve the Ukraine crisis response as well as other settings around the world, and will be hosted on MHPSS.net.
This webinar will provide a ‘first look’ at the resource collection, and make the initial selection of curated materials available to practitioners in the field. The webinar will outline the ongoing process for curation of resources, and how colleagues working in Child and Family MHPSS can contribute to growing and shaping the collection.


Meet the presenters

Marcio Gagliato (he/him), PhD, is the Co-Director of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network (MHPSS.net) and is a Global Humanitarian Advisor, with a focus on Mental Health, Protection and Psychosocial Support. He has over 15 years of experience working with United Nations agencies (UNICEF, WHO, PAHO and IOM) the Red Cross (ICRC and IFRC), International NGOs (Center for the Victims of Torture, Save the Children, CARE, International Medical Corps, and SOS Children’s Villages), and the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) private sector. He has extensive field experience across five continents on a wide range of humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises. Since 2021, Marcio is a Course Director of the Mental Health in Complex Emergencies course at Fordham University (USA)

Ashley Nemiro (she/her), PhD, has worked as a global mental health professional in humanitarian settings since 2011 following a career as a licensed family and school-based therapist and refugee resettlement program coordinator. Ashley focuses on multi-sectoral mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programming to ensure children and families have access to prevention, management and care services. She received her doctorate from North Carolina State University in counseling and psychology with a specialization in supervision. During her doctoral studies, she spent three years travelling to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to conduct her dissertation research, run a non-profit alongside Congolese women, and support Panzi hospitals mental health program. Alongside her duties as acting director, Ashley provides technical support to the education in emergencies portfolio.

Kira Lomakina (she/her), PsyM, is a Ukrainian mental health and psychosocial support professional with over 7 years specific and progressive experience of designing and implementing humanitarian MHPSS programmes in Ukraine working with both international and local organisations and institutions. As the MHPSS Training Coordinator in IMC Ukraine Kira provided the MHPSS technical expertise on contextualization of the IASC guidelines and other practice guidance on MHPSS in emergency settings. Trained in Common Element Treatment Approach (CETA) developed by Jones Hopkins University as a counsellor, supervisor, and trainer. As a CETA Short Session Lead Trainer Kira supported randomised controlled trial of CETA in Ukraine.

Valeria Florez (she/her), MSc, is Programme Officer at MHPSS.net. She is a clinical psychologist by training, and has an MSc in Global Mental Health from Kings College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  In her role at MHPSS.net, Valeria supports ongoing emergency responses through curating toolkits of resources, mapping activities and implementing the platform’s diverse actions to support practitioners in the field.


October 4, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC+0
Event Category:


The MHPSS Collaborative