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Methodologies and Tools for Measuring the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Children in Humanitarian Contexts
This report maps the current repertoire of tools and approaches available for measuring children's psychosocial wellbeing.
This book chapter shows how psychology has the potential to address system challenges (armed conflict, HIV/AIDS pandemic, etc.) at the macro-level through macro-level approaches associated with social policies and societal influence processes.
The purpose of this book chapter is to expand the discourse on psychosocial assistance to refugees and displaced people beyond the trauma frame toward more holistic approaches that enable movement toward peace, conceived systemically to include nonviolence and social justice at multiple levels.
The Recruitment and Use of Girls in Armed Forces and Groups in Angola: Implications for Ethical Research and Reintegration
This paper examines the case of girls' recruitment in Angola, which has received relatively little attention.
This paper outlines key issues and widespread violations of the “do no harm” imperative in emergency contexts.
Cleansing the Wounds of War: an Examination of Traditional Healing, Psychosocial Health and Reintegration in Sierra Leone
This article describes the results of a qualitative study of the effects of traditional cleansing ceremonies for girl soldiers who are survivors of rape in Sierra Leone.
This paper documents the significant threats to children’s well-being directly linked to the political conflict in Darfur, Sudan.
This article outlines necessary intervention strategies for children affected by war. An ecological approach is recommended to address children's issues as a part of a community.
This study examined the impact of child-focused interventions involving structured activities, supported by provision of equipment and training of facilitators, as a response to political conflict in the Palestinian territories.
There has been a great need to develop a research agenda to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings; prior research in this area has had limited inputs from practitioners. The authors developed a consensus-based research agenda for the next ten years through inputs from an interdisciplinary group of academics, policy makers, and practitioners representing regions where humanitarian crises occur.