The Family Strengthening task force is hosting a webinar series on Parenting and MHPSS interventions. The first webinar was on REAL Fathers.
The next webinar will be on "Care for the Caregivers", moderated by Megan McGrath from Word Vision International.
Three panelists will share their experiences from multiple contexts.
Dr Sarah Watts, Psychologist, Department of Mental Health & Substance Use, World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr Sarah Watts, Psychologist and Occupational Therapist, is the focal point for caregiver mental health in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Use at the World Health Organisation’s headquarters office, based in Geneva, Switzerland. Her main areas of work in WHO have included development, evaluation and training of low intensity psychologist interventions, alongside designing competency based training tools for non-specialist providers.
She is currently coordinating the guideline development for maternal mental health during the postnatal period, working closely with international research experts, alongside contributing to the development of a universal prevention and promotion toolkit designed to prevent poor mental health and promote positive mental health in adolescents, including development of a caregiver component.
Prior to joining the WHO Dr Watts has significant research experience including: meta-analyses, research in Kenya investigating maternal psychological distress and the provision of stimulation for infants aged under two years, coordination of an RCT in Australia on the effectiveness of the delivery of mobile app for adults with depression. Dr Watts also has clinical experience in both clinical psychology and occupational therapy working across a range of settings (tertiary hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community, schools) with a broad variety of conditions (developmental disorders, neurological disorders, mental disorders) and ages (infants, children, adolescents and adults) in Kenya, Australia and the UK.
Xuan Phan, Mental Health, Care Practices, Gender and Protection Advisor, Action Contre la Faim (ACF)
Xuan Phan is a clinical psychologist. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Ecole de Psychologues Praticiens (Paris, France) and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (London, UK). She has over 15 years of intercultural work experience in South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar) and Africa (South Sudan, Rwanda, Burkina Faso), where she provided technical support for different INGOs – including the implementation of mental health and psychosocial support projects for people living with HIV, people who inject drugs, commercial sex workers, people living with disabilities, refugees and IDPs.
She has recently joined ACF (Action Against Hunger), and is now based in the Paris HQ as a Regional MHPSS Technical Advisor for the Southern and Western Africa Region.
Hana Rabadi, Nutrition specialist, War Child Holland West Bank - Gaza
Hana Rabadi Abu Zuluf is a Nutrition and Health specialist. She completed her B.A in Nutrition from Jordan University of science and technology in 1997, and her master’s degree in Public Health from Al Quds University in 2012. Hana has 18 years of experience in the field of nutrition and community health .Hana has practical experience in health, nutrition and ECD community programs; she coordinated and managed different community- based programs as part of her work with different NGOs in Palestine. 10 years ago Hana joined World Vision Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza, as health /ECD lead part of this position was providing technical support to both the national office and the field offices, preparing the necessary tools, developing the educational materials and manuals, organizing and conducting capacity building events, managing research projects and establishing and maintaining effective partnerships, just recently Hana was promoted to the position of evidence , learning and accountably director .
Hana has worked on different research projects; most of the conducted research studies were on community interventions mainly to address health and nutritional problems in addition to ECD and maternal mental health and psychosocial support. Moreover, Hana has submitted many abstracts to different national and international conferences; all were accepted and presented either as posters , panel discussion or through oral presentations.
The webinar will be held on 18th November, 2019, from 9.00 to 10.00 CET.
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