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By the end of the session, participants will have:
Access to a range of materials and an understanding of how these can be used with diverse populations across a wide range of setting
Awareness of evidence on interventions for children and young people and their families at different levels.
Awareness of the particular needs of children and young people affected by the invasion of Ukraine, and the skills to manage war-related trauma.
Professor Rachel Calam is Professor Emerita, Division of Psychology and Mental Health, the University of Manchester, UK. She was Programme Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology then Head of the School of Psychological Sciences at Manchester. Her research focuses on prevention approaches to protecting the mental health of children, young people and families. She has a particular interest in developing and evaluating parenting and family skills resources for low and middle income countries and very low resource contexts. Rachel acts as a consultant and technical expert with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) prevention group on parenting and family skills in different contexts, and has collaborated on new programmes which are now in use in many countries worldwide. She has worked most recently on parenting and intervention needs of children, young people and families living through war, displacement and resettlement, using novel, low cost ways of sharing information. She has collaborated with groups internationally on combining caregiver and family skills with trauma recovery approaches for children and young people across these settings.
Dr Dennis Ougrin graduated from medical school in Ukraine in 1998 and came to the Maudsley hospital in the UK to undertake post-graduate training in child and adolescent psychiatry. He worked as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist establishing and leading intensive community care services at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He also led the MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at King’s College London and acted as the Chief Investigator of major NIHR, MRC and charity-funded studies in the field of self-harm and intensive community care services. In 2018-2020 Dennis was the editor-in-chief of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, a key clinical journal in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology and allied disciplines. In September 2021, Dennis was appointed to lead the Youth Resilience Research Unit at Queen Mary University of London. He lead a programme of global mental health studies aimed at developing community mental health services in Ukraine and other Low-and Middle-Income Countries. His main professional interests include the prevention of Borderline Personality Disorder and effective interventions for self-harm in young people. He is the author of Therapeutic Assessment, a novel model of assessment for young people with self-harm. He also developed and tested an Intensive Community Care Service model for young people with severe psychiatric disorders called Supported Discharge Service. The model was evaluated in the first randomised controlled trial of an intensive community care service for young people in the UK. The results of the trial informed the development of intensive community care services in the UK and internationally.
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