Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Psychosocial support for children and adolescents

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 15
Publication date: 2005
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/MNH/MHP 99.1.A.B



This training module is intended to provide health and mental health personnel with some guidance on a non-disease oriented approach to psychosocial disaster response for children and adolescents. The module provides an overview of the special needs of children and adolescents affected by disasters and emergencies that can help in reaching an understanding of their behaviour after disasters. It addresses the general and specific stressors affecting children and adolescents and examines the consequences of these experiences in helping victims come to terms with their experiences.