Growing up in conflict

The Symposium on “Growing Up in Conflict” assembles experts on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS); practitioners, especially colleagues from agencies working in conflict-affected countries; academics; and representatives from United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations to review the state of field in terms of knowledge and evidence, share insights on current field practice and programming, and make recommendations for advancing knowledge and practice. For more information about the symposium, please see the brochure here.

Tuesday May 26th

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morning session

Panel One: Violence/conflicts and its impacts on children
A review of what we know, including findings from neuroscience.
Chair: Pieter Ventevogel, UNHCR
08.30 – 09.45 UTC

Panel Two: Resilience in children and communities affected by conflict
Social ecology: what promotes resilience – the role of social and community networks.
Chair: Noreen M. Huni, REPSSI
09.45 -11.00 UTC
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afternoon session

Panel Three: Social and psychological factors in relation to social cohesion and peacebuilding
Chair: Hans van den Hoogen, Government of the Netherlands
12.15 – 13.30 UTC

Panel Four: Culture, gender, norms, and mental health and psychosocial well-being
Chair: Sudhir Kakar, Writer and Novelist
13.45 – 15.00 UTC
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Wednesday May 27th

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morning session

Panel Five: New models – Evidence-based low-intensity psychological interventions
Chair: Shekhar Seshadri, NIMHANS
07.14 – 08.30 UTC

Panel Six: Evidence in the field on MHPSS – Challenges and opportunities
Chair: Martha Bragin, CUNY
08.45 – 10.00 UTC
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afternoon session

Panel Seven: Education as a vehicle for MHPSS: Across the life-cycle – Experiences from the field
Chair: Jennifer Groves, OFDA
12.00 – 13.15 UTC

Concluding Session: Plenary with donors, UN, other stakeholders
Moderator: Christian Salazar, UNICEF
13.30 – 15.00 UTC
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