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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.
Macro-level Interventions: Psychology, Social Policy, and Societal Influence Processes
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.
Post-Conflict Healing and Reconstruction for Peace: The Power of Social Mobilization
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.
Do No Harm: Toward Contextually Appropriate Psychosocial Support in International Emergencies
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.
Using the ‘Protective Environment’ Framework to Analyse Children’s Protection Needs in Darfur
This paper documents the significant threats to children’s well-being directly linked to the political conflict in Darfur, Sudan.
Political Violence and Development: An Ecologic Approach to Children in War Zones
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.
The Impact of Structured Activities Among Palestinian Children in a Time of Conflict
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.
Research Priorities for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Settings
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.