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The Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents who have Experienced Sexual Violence

This guide includes Technical Considerations on post-rape care for persons under the age of 18 in primary health centers that also provide HIV care.

Practice Recommendations for Mental Health Professionals Perspectives From Grandparents and Their Adolescent Grandchildren

To gain insight into how practitioners can best meet the needs of grandfamilies, 40 custodial grandmothers and their adolescent grandchildren were interviewed. Results of a qualitative analysis indicated that grandmothers and grandchildren did not make clear distinctions between various types of...

Reclaiming Hope, Dignity and Respect: Syrian and Iraqi Torture Survivors in Jordan

This report describes patterns of torture and human rights abuses among Syrian and Iraqi refugees and the long-term mental health implications for both groups. The report is based on CVT’s direct experiences with clients and is the product of a series of in-person interviews with men, women and...

Burnout in Social and Humanitarian Work: Child Hub review of research and recommendations

A summary of 10 academic pieces regarding burnout in the social and humanitarian work fields, the documents provides data regarding issues, such as potential gender differences in facing and coping with burnout and best practices that could be implemented to prevent and solve burnout. Some of the...

Parental Migration and the Mental Health of Those who Stay Behind to Care for Children in South-East Asia

The international migration of parents from the global south raises questions about the health impacts of family separation on those who stay behind.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe

This brief guidance note seeks to provide advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe. It describes key principles and appropriate interventions to guide all those who are designing and organizing emergency...

Spotlight on MHero: Connecting with frontline health workers about mental health services in Liberia

Ebola has exacerbated mental health issues in Liberia as the outbreak has ravaged the mental and physical health of the population and health workers, including at the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Through the use of mHero, the Ministry is developing use casees to...

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Capacities and Experiences

This publication is a review of International Medical Corps's philosophy and practice in providing relief and development programs and engagement in advocacy with national governments, international agencies and organizations, policy makers and donors for mental health and psychosocial support...

Enhancing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Capacity in Low Resource Settings: A trainer’s manual

Individual to Collective Healing: A trainer’s manual is part of a War Trauma Foundation series featuring resources spanning the complementary supports that meet the mental health and psychosocial needs of different groups. The series takes a collective approach looking at how families and...

Managing Stress in Humanitarian Workers: Guidelines for good practice

Good staff care and psychosocial care have proven to be an important asset in stress management and the prevention and treatment of traumatic and post-traumatic stress. The Guidelines were conceptualized as a comprehensive, systematic presentation of the ‘state of the art’ in managing stress in...

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