Principal Investigator: Catherine Panter-Brick, Yale University
Youth focused interventions in humanitarian crises have never measured stress alleviation such as changes in ‘stress under the skin’ or ‘toxic stress’ in the brain. This project is the first to evaluate the progress of the No Lost Generation programme with a mixed-methods study combining screening instruments, cognitive evaluations and biological markers of stress. Appraisals of such interventions are essential in order to understand their effectiveness and to inform potential scale up strategies.
With a focus on stress alleviation in refugee youths this project aims to strengthen the evidence base for such interventions. Specifically, this project will provide a ‘proof-of-concept tool-kit’ that will support academic and humanitarian actors to make informed choices around innovative methods for project evaluation.
It is one thing to design a research project in a series of meetings between collaborators; it is quite another to implement the resulting program of work in the fieldView
The youth and community centre in Mafraq we were visiting bore all the familiar hallmarks of facility serving contemporary global youth: poster-bedecked rooms depicting preoccupations with cute animals, music idols…View
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