First Annual Conference on Child Behavioral Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
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About the Conference
Millions of African youth face daily challenges, including bereavement due to loss of parents to AIDS, extreme poverty, conflict, displacement, illness, or physical and sexual victimization, all of which can contribute to poor behavioral health. In many African countries, the development and scale-up of evidence-based behavioral health services for children and youth needs greater attention.
To address this need, this inaugural conference brought together policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and community members to begin to collaboratively develop and ultimately test theoretically informed, culturally appropriate, evidence-based and youth- and family-focused service models. This event also launched the Global Behavioral Health Fellowship program for new investigators and Ph.D. candidates committed to behavioral health research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Fellows have been paired with a senior scholar to collaborate on conference-related research publications.
Conference organizers originate from Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and the U.S.
Establishing Context: Identifying the Opportunities to Support
Child Behavioral Health
Opportunity to Align Child Mental Health Research, Service and Policy Partners
Sub-Saharan Launch of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health
Capacity Building for Child Mental Health Services Programming
Sub-Saharan Africa/US Collaborative Research Partnerships
Designing Effective and Efficient Research in Child Behavioral Health
Child Health and Mental Health Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa
Effectiveness, Implementation, and Scaling-Up of Mental
Health EBPs for Children