Launching a Conversation: Community-Based Approaches to MHPSS
Time: 1.00 pm UTC
Description of Webinar
This first webinar from the Community-Based MHPSS Working Group features an overview of the IASC MHPSS Reference Group’s 2019 publication ‘Community-Based Approaches to MHPSS: A Guidance Note” and will launch translations of this in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Urdu.
The webinar will also introduce two follow-up webinars on Community-Based MHPSS approaches that will respond to common questions arising in the context of field implementation, and will launch an invitation to ‘a conversation’ about best practices and challenges encountered by practitioners in the field.
About the Presenters:
Ann Marie Willhoite is MHPSS Expert with UNICEF supporting UNICEF’s MHPSS work globally. Previously, Ann was Senior Mental Health Advisor to USAID, overseeing all MHPSS work in USAID programming globally, and International Clinical Advisor for Mental Health with The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) where she supervised international clinical services. Ann has also consulted with The World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO). Prior to her HQ work, Ann lived in Sierra Leone, Malawi, and Dadaab, Kenya working on MHPSS with CVT, Harvard University, and Jesuit Refugee Services. Ann is trained in Counseling Psychology, and lives with her partner and three young kids in South Africa.
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