Dr Laura Jobson (Monash University)
Specifically, we aim to:
Adolescent refugees in low and middle-income countries experience concerning levels of psychological distress. Very few of these adolescents receive evidence-based interventions, due to high costs, limited mental health services and a shortage of skilled professionals. We are excited by this project that further develops our MEmory Training for Recovery-Adolescent; a low-intensity intervention.
This project aims to produce METRA, a training programme that is:
These outputs will contribute to improved mental health outcomes for adolescents affected by humanitarian crises. Families and communities should also benefit as psychological distress in adolescents impacts on parents and families.
The change in government in Afghanistan brought about many challenges for this study. Although several smaller studies were able to be conducted, the difficulty transferring funds to Afghanistan ultimately meant the study needed to relocate. Kirkuk in Iraq was chosen.
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