Psychological treatment for refugee mothers can greatly improve children’s futures

7 May 2016

Providing psychological treatment to traumatized refugee mothers can greatly improve their children’s futures.

That’s according to Michael Wessells, Professor in the Program on Forced Migration and Health at Columbia University.

He recently co-chaired the task force that developed a set of guidelines on mental health support in emergency settings, initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Carmen Cuesta Roca spoke to Mr Wessells and Brigitte Khoury, a clinical psychologist at the American University of Beirut.

She began by asking Ms Khoury how psychological support can be given when people are on the move.

Duration: 4’21”


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