Guidance

Guidance that may serve mental health care workers involved with refugee children and their families:

Toolkit for assessing health system capacity to manage large influxes of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants
World Health Organization (WHO), 2016.

WPA guidance on mental health and mental health care in migrants
World Psychiatric Association (WPA).

European evidence-based guidelines for diagnostics and treatment of children and adolescents are available online, in English at NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence, UK) and at the Dutch Knowledge Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This is a selection: 

MOOC video module on Transcultural child & family psychiatry

Marie-Rose Moro (Paris, France) / IACAPAP, 2016.
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Manual for trauma-based psychoeducation for victims of disasters
Stadt Köln / EU Commission, 2008.

Multidisciplinary Guideline
Early psychosocial interventions after disaster, terrorism and other shocking events.
Impact / EU Commission, 2007.

Page from picture bookTrauma picturebook for parents and their supporters
Picturebook by Sussanne Stein to help children, parents and their supporters, pointing out what the child needs right now: practical help in everyday life, comforting messages to the parents and possibly the way to a therapy. The picture book was established from the personal contact with refugee families and with the support of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. Available in English, German, Arabic and Farsi.
Children for Tomorrow/University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, 2015.

Basic pocket guide for parents in English and Arabic
How parents can support children to cope with a crisis.
Unicef, 2013.

Manual Helping Children Cope with Stresses of WarHelping Children Cope with Stresses of War: A Manual for Parents and Teachers, English edition (144 pages)
Unicef, 1993.

Helping Children Cope with Stresses of War: A Manual for Parents and Teachers, Dutch edition (148 pages)
(Kinderen met oorlogservaringen – handreikingen aan leerkrachten en ouders)
Unicef, 1995.

 


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