Addressing the Psychosocial Needs of Children in the Classroom

This book, co-authored with Nina Papadopoulos,  documents the training of teacher trainers in the IRC’s Female Education Program (FEP) in psychosocial wellness models. and the development of teacher training materials for IRC refugee teachers in 2002. A reflective process was used to raise awareness, to build skills, knowledge, and the confidence to apply what they learned into teacher training strategies for Afghan teachers. Through this program teachers explored ways to provide improved psychosocial support to children in their classrooms. The psychosocial programming detailed in this case study brings to light how a global concept like psychosocial wellness can be adapted to meet the special needs of Afghan children, resulting in improved learning for all children in the classroom.

This initiative's Team

Anna Willman
Annika Frohböse
Fida Muhammad
Georgia Kaltsidou
Haqmal Daudzai
Hunter Keller
Jerry Conway
Nasir Khan
Nazia Jamshed Khan
Nina Joy Lawrence
Ocen Daniel Osako
Pat Omidian
Wajid Syed

Reaching Resilience: A Training Manual for Community Wellness