4th IACAPAP Lunch & Learn Webinar
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
12.30 PM – 1.30 PM (GMT +5.30) | 8.00 AM – 8.45 AM CET (Central European Time)
Child Mental Health in Conflict Zones
Numerous conflict zones are located in low- and middle-income countries. Exposure to wars, forced displacement, gender-based violence, and financial instability, can all contribute to a negative impact on the mental as well as physical health of individuals living in these fragile and conflict-affected settings (Shoib, Chandradasa, et al., 2021). Children in conflict settings are more susceptible to psychological stress, violence, hunger, and lack of basic commodities (Shoib, Javed, et al., 2021). In Sri Lanka, a 26-year-old armed conflict ended in 2009 (Chandradasa & Kuruppuarachchi, 2017). The relative stability over the last decade was unexpectedly disrupted by the Easter Sunday Bombings of Catholic Churches and luxury hotels in 2019. Due to the severe shortage of child mental health experts, practical low-cost methodologies were employed to provide an early response to trauma (Chandradasa et al., 2020).
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama, Sri Lanka
Senior Lecturer – Department of Psychiatry
Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
The webinar is open for members of IACAPAP only. Please click here to register.
This webinar will be conducted virtually via Zoom. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required in advance. Seats are limited and it’s based on first come, first served. E-certificate of attendance will be provided to those who have attended the webinar and completed the survey.