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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 338-347

After the guidelines; the challenge of implementation

1 Child Protection Specialist (Psychosocial Support) at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York
2 technical advisor at Terre des hommes Lausanne for psychosocial support and child protection programs

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One year after the official launch of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, initiatives linked to their implementation have been undertaken in over 20 countries ranging from Iran and Nepal to Kenya and Peru. In this article we present an overview of the activities that are currently underway to implement the guidelines. This article provides an overview of different strategies that have been used and presents some of the strengths and challenges of these implementation strategies.

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