Mainstreaming psychosocial care and support through child participation
Participation is one of the key principles of psychosocial support. Indeed it could be argued that, to some extent, they are two sides of a coin. It is through getting involved that children: 1) enhance their resilience and decrease their vulnerability; 2) discover and develop their talents; 3) discover and enhance their own strengths; 4) are able to overcome many of their psychosocial challenges. These guidelines provide practical steps to mainstream psychosocial support through child participation.