Silberman Professor Martha Bragin Addresses UNICEF Symposium on the Impact on Children’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Well-Being


UNICEF and the Government of the Netherlands, the World Health Organization, USAID, along with Silberman School of Social Work and other governmental and non-governmental organizations held a symposium on children’s mental health and well-being in protracted armed conflicts from May 26-28, in The Hague. The symposium featured panels and expert discussions as well as a daylong workshop intended to plan for future work in this area. Professor Bragin, who chairs Silberman’s Global Social Work and Practice with Immigrants and Refugees sequence, convened a panel discussing research findings and methodological issues related to delivering mental health and psychosocial support services to children in areas effected by conflict and humanitarian emergencies. Watch video of many of the sessions here.