Opportunities to work with the very best – Professor Theresa Betancourt – in the US and Sierra Leone, do not come often

img_9861It was an honour to welcome Theresa to the UK two weeks ago. Her intervention trials and other robust research studies in the most extreme human circumstances have been influenced our thinking and practice for many years. So, here is a great opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellowship  in Sierra Leone with the Research Program on Children and Adversity, Boston College School of Social Work:

The RPCA is an applied research program dedicated to improving the evidence base on the epidemiology of mental health problems and family functioning as well as intervention research to develop and test mental health services for children and families affected by multiple forms of adversity, including armed conflict, poverty, and infectious disease. The newest phase of RPCA work in Sierra Leone involves an NIMH-funded mental health service research hub called Youth FORWARD (Youth Functioning and Organizational Success for West African Regional Development (U19 Mechanism)). Over the next 3-4 years, in collaboration with the University of Sierra Leone, the University of Liberia, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), CARITAS, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), government Ministries and non-governmental organizations, RPCA will be exploring ways to link evidence based mental health services for youth to the youth employment sector in Sierra Leone while also building capacity for mental health services research in both Sierra Leone and Liberia.

https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=bc , and search “req1020.”

If only I could turn the clock back and apply myself…

 

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