The Development and Evaluation of a Comprehensive Care System to Improve the Mental Health of Children Affected by Armed Conflict
Presenter: Dr. Mark Jordans, Ph.D.
Saturday, November 26, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
An online virtual presentation via Zoom videoconference.
ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION
This talk will focus on addressing the psychosocial support and mental health care needs of conflict affected children, especially in humanitarian settings. It will address how situations like conflict affect children and adolescents, and what we have learned so far in how we mitigate the negative impacts. I will provide an example of how research and practice come together in a program of work that aims to develop a multi-sectoral, multi-level system of care for children affected by war that addresses children’s needs across different ecological levels. This system of care is complemented by mechanisms to ensure access and quality of care, and a focus on ensuring evidence-based principles can be developed and implemented in such a way that they are scalable and can achieve actual real-world impact, despite the complexities and challenges of working in low-resource humanitarian settings.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Mark Jordans, PhD, is Professor of Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at the Center for Global Mental Health, King’s College London, and Professor Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam. He is a child psychologist and also works as Director of Research & Development for the NGO War Child in the Netherlands. His research interests are the development, implementation and evaluation of psychosocial and mental health care systems in low and middle income countries, especially for children in adversities and in fragile states. Mark Jordans is the founder and Senior Technical Advisor of TPO Nepal, a mental health NGO in Nepal, and has been living and working in Nepal for over two decades. He is an advisor to several global mental health initiates, committees and programs (e.g. WHO, UNICEF, Wellcome Trust, The MHPSS Collaborative for Children and Families in Adversity). He was a commissioner for the Lancet Commission Report on Global Mental Health. Mark Jordans has recently joined the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health & Development (AIGHD) as a Senior Fellow.
CICAPP Students: Free