Nairobi, Kenya

The second Regional Psychosocial Support Forum is being hosted under the theme Mainstreaming Psychosocial Support in Child Protection: Linking Evidence and Practice. Organised by the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI), the forum will share research evidence and practice showing links between psychosocial support and child protection, as well as discuss emerging issues and recommend action to be taken to in order to improve child protection services in Africa.

According to REPSSI, children across East and Southern Africa experience abuse, violence, exploitation, and neglect. Children need protection from this if they are to flourish and thrive. There is growing advocacy for a child protection system in which policies, financial and human resources, as well as preventive and responsive services are delivered in a coordinated way, which is accountable and responsive to children and their families.

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Registration information:
REPSSI encourages experts in the field of PSS to submit their abstracts for any of the tracks of the three broad themes of policy, programmes and systems; interventions, evidence and psychosocial issues; and measuring psychosocial support. The tracks for the forum are:

Mainstreaming psychosocial support in policy, programmes, and systems:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Social service
  • Economic Strengthening
  • Community child protection systems

Interventions, evidence and psychosocial issues in:

  • Children in emergencies
  • Child trafficking
  • Migration/mobile populations
  • Gender-based violence
  • Children with disabilities
  • Children on the streets
  • Children living with HIV
  • Children in media
  • Commercial sex work
  • Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Child and youth participation

Measuring psychosocial support:

  • Psychosocial support indicators
  • Psychosocial well being indicators
  • Psychosocial support frameworks and tools
  • Knowledge management systems
  • Documenting and communicating impact

Abstracts submission deadline: June 15 2013.

Click hereto submit abstract online.

To attend the event, click here to register online.