Article

Humanitarian Crises in Low-Resource Settings: Evidence-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Interventions for Children

Daniel A. Singer and Vesna Kutlesic

in The Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Child Development

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199769100
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199769100.013.0037

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Humanitarian Crises in Low-Resource Settings: Evidence-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Interventions for Children

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Humanitarian crises can have significant psychological consequences in children, especially among those who suffered from deprivation and adversity prior to the event. As the international community has improved its ability to respond to humanitarian crises, the strategies and practices for enhancing resilience and preventing psychological harm have evolved. Early efforts focused on establishing consensus-based practice guidelines. One goal of these guidelines was to bridge a schism between mental health experts and those who promoted psychosocial well-being. Further experience, including the 2004 tsunami in Asia, invigorated efforts to enhance research on the topic and develop evidence-based programs. This has resulted in international efforts to develop research agendas and to address long-standing ethical challenges in doing research on vulnerable populations during humanitarian crises. Further progress will be dependent on creating partnerships between scientists and practitioners and developing innovative strategies to integrate research studies into humanitarian programs.

Keywords: children; crisis; mental health; psychosocial; intervention; evidence-based; research

Article.  11175 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Developmental Psychology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.