Psychosocial Support of Children in Emergencies

Written by: Amanda Melville; Malia Robinson; Marie de la Soudière and Nancy Baron
Published by: UNICEF, 2009

This book is a reference document for humanitarian workers who want to increase their understanding of the experiences of children in emergency situations and how to support them in mitigating the negative effects of these experiences and how to prevent further harm. While the book is not designed to be a day-to-day programming tool, it outlines UNICEF’s orientation to the psychosocial principles integral to any work with children and provides a number of examples from field work of how these principles can be turned into concrete actions.

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