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Mental Health and Psychosocial Support' (MHPSS) 

Remote training:
Orientation of frontline workers delivering community based mental health and psychosocial support

The files that you will find here are produced by the partners who are members of the Child Protection Area of Responsibility. The content has been checked by the Child Protection Area of Responsibility for quality and appropriateness for use in under privileged part of the world.

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Basic Psychosocial Skills +

This course is an adaptation of the online course “Basic Psychosocial Skills: a short course for First Responders in Sri Lanka” produced by The Asia Foundation and The Good Practice Group, with support from the Lotus Circle. The content for the Sri Lanka course was adapted from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee publication “Basic Psychosocial Skills: A Guide for COVID-19 Responders”. 

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Psychological First Aid Training Manual for Child Practitioners

The Save the Children Psychological First Aid Training Manual for Child Practitioners is a set of skills and competences that help staff reduce the initial distress of children caused by accidents, natural disasters, conflicts and other critical incidents. The training manual consists of:

  • Tools for communication, reassurance and comfort for staff working directly with distressed children

  • Advice and guidance for staff working with parents and primary care-givers

  • Suggestions for ways to support a distressed child

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Delivering psychological treatment to children via phone

This guidance document sets out basic principles for the delivery of psychological therapy to children via
telephone, drawing on recent experience of adapting an existing treatment programme to phone-delivery
among Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

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This tool provides instructions on how to facilitate a check-in session with children aged six years and up when they arrive back at school or another activity space that was closed due to an ongoing war. It is also designed for use by adults – including classroom teachers – to help children settle back into a regular school routine as well as it can be used outside of a school context, i.e., in non-formal education settings, children’s clubs, child protection-led activities, livelihood activities, etc.


Resource Package of MHPSS

You will find below a number of resources for MHPSS. The website is created and contributed to tools, policy briefs, academic journals and other resources for child and family MHPSS.

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