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Resource Package | Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in CAAFAG Programmes

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Organisation
The MHPSS Collaborative
UNICEF

The CAAFAG Task Force was pleased to contributed to the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in CAAFAG Programmes Learning Package. The MHPSS in CAAFAG Programmes Resource Package (field-test version) is an inter-agency package of resources that aims to support the integration of MHPSS into programmes for the prevention, release, and reintegration of children associated with armed forces and armed groups (CAAFAG). It offers evidence-based guidance on how to support the mental health and well-being of children, families, and communities in emergency, humanitarian, and post-conflict settings through CAAFAG programming.

There is evidence that multi-layer MHPSS approaches and interventions that are gender- and child development-sensitive and safely delivered in non-targeted ways can improve MHPSS outcomes among CAAFAG across diverse contexts.

The Resource Package includes field testing versions of the :

  • Operational Guidance
  • Evidence Review
  • Contextualization Guidance
  • Advocacy Brief
Topics
Children associated with armed forces and armed groups
Mental health and psychosocial support