A Chance to Thrive, Not Just Survive - Reclaiming Play in the Face of Ebola: A Model for Psychosocial Support Programming in Emergencies (2018)
Over 9 million children were affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa; the consequences of this community-wide trauma are far-reaching and long-lasting. Utilizing a trauma-informed approach, this non-profit organization builds a community-based psychosocial support program to address the unmet needs of children in Liberia during and after the outbreak. This presentation explores the provision of culturally appropriate play, art, movement, and child life techniques to encourage expression, promote healing, and build resiliency.
Recording date: 2018
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