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Singing to the Lions. A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Violence in Our Lives. Supplement

Brakarsh, J.; L. Steinitz, Eds.: Catholic Relief Services CRS, (2018)

Singing to the Lions is a free training package (facilitator’s guide, supplement and video) by CRS, that is designed to help children and youth lessen the impact of violence and abuse in their lives. The main component is a three-day workshop where participants learn skills that can help them transform their lives and no longer feel dominated by fear. Although the workshop is aimed at young people and includes games, art and songs, it can also be used to help adults take action on aspects of their lives that cause fear and, in so doing, become better parents and caregivers.

Manual of Mental Health for Psychologists

Uday K. Sinha, Devvarta Kumar, Naveen Grover, Jai Prakash, Gouri Shankar Kaloiya, Eds.: National Health Ministry for Health and Family Welfare; Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India; WHO, (2016)

For Mental Health Service Delivery under National Mental Health Programme

The self advocacy tool kit for mental health services users

Christina Angela Ntulo, Eds.: Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM), (2015)

​This self advocacy toolkit for persons with mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders, developed by Basic Needs and CBM, is the end product of an action research intervention that tracked and documented processes for Self Advocacy in low resourced communities of Uganda. This toolkit presents simple and easy to apply principals and is a replica of good practices identified in the Consumer empowerment project implemented by BasicNeeds UK in Uganda between April 2005 and March 2008.

Trainingshandbuch zur psychologischen Ersten Hilfe für Kinder

Save the Children, (2017)

Deutsche Version von Psychological First Aid Training Manual for Child Practitioners (PFA)

Psychological First Aid Training Manual for Child Practitioners

Save the Children Denmark, (2017)

The training manual consists of: (i) Tools for communication, reassurance and comfort for staff working directly with distressed children; (ii) Advice and guidance for staff working with parents and primary care-givers; (iii) Suggestions for ways to support a distressed child. It provides a non-intrusive skills set of communication and actions that can be used by staff working with survivors of distressing events. The training programme develops skills for providing physical and emotional comfort by modeling calmness and enables a constructive format through active listening that allows survivors to voice their concerns and needs. It also helps to connect survivors to practical assistance through referral networks and information on positive coping strategies. The manuals are available in Englisch, French, Spanish, Arabic and German Additional training aids download directly from the website.

Psychological First Aid Training Manual for Child Practitioners. دليل التدريب : الإسعافات النفسية الأولية للعاملين والعاملات مع الأطفال

Save the Children Denmark, (2017)

Arabic Version. Please download the Arabic Version Manual and the presentations directly from the website:

mhGAP Intervention Guide app

World Health Organization WHO, (2017)

WHO’s mhGAP Intervention Guide 2.0 app, launched in October, is now available in both iOS and Android. The app provides non-specialized health-care providers with access to comprehensive information to help them diagnose and treat a range of mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders including depression, epilepsy and dementia from their tablets or mobile phones. Each module includes a description and guidance on assessment and management of priority MNS conditions. The tool can be downloaded free of charge. It is currently available in English. Other languages are expected to be available soon Download the iOS Version under: The Android Version under:

DRC: Guide clinique pour l'élaboration de plans thérapeutiques infirmiers en santé mentale - Consommation de substances psychoactives

République Démocratique du Congo, (2014)

en collaboration avec des experts en santé mentale du Centre Neuro-Psychopathologique de l’Université de Kinshasa (CNPP/UNIKIN)

Invisible Wounds. The impact of six years of war on the mental health of Syria’s children

Save the Children, (2017)

“The children are psychologically crushed and tired. When we do activities like singing with them, they don’t respond at all. They don’t laugh like they would normally. They draw images of children being butchered in the war, or tanks, or the siege and the lack of food.” Teacher in the besieged town of Madaya to Save the Children

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