WACIT research in Kenya slums: Who assumed that disadvantage excludes mental health awareness and readiness?

Elijah Getanda has published a difficult study on the views by four groups of stakeholders in Kenya slums (young people, parents, teachers and other professionals) on barriers in identifying and addressing children’s psychosocial needs. The major ones are not surprising, i.e. stigma, lack of resources, challenges in engaging parents, and non-adaptation of intervention in the particular sociocultural context. Nevertheless, promising findings in showing us the way where to focus in implementing the increasing evidence on intervention programmes:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/camh.12233/pdf

 

 

 

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