Under the WHO-UNICEF joint programme for mental health, a new piece of work is commencing to develop a psychological intervention for younger children (approximately age 5-12) who are experiencing behavioural and emotional challenges and their families. Evidence for effective programming for children and adolescents is improving, yet interventions that address behavioural and emotional distress in this age group are still lacking. The team is conducting a scoping review of existing research and practice for this age group in humanitarian settings and low and middle income settings broadly. We will use the results of this review, alongside extensive stakeholder consultations, to inform the development of an intervention package.
Does your organisation currently implement non-specialist, focused psychological interventions children aged 5-12, experiencing distress, and/or their caregivers, in humanitarian or low- and middle-income contexts?
If yes, the team would love to hear from you with any materials you would be willing to share: intervention manuals, programme evaluation reports, academic papers, internal reports, implementation experiences. If more suitable, a brief call can be arranged to gather information about the programme from you directly. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
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