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Psychosocial support (PSS) in war-affected countries: a literature review

Torre, Costanza (2019) Psychosocial support (PSS) in war-affected countries: a literature review. Politics of Return Working Papers (3). Conflict Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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During the last few decades, psychosocial support (PSS) has become a frequent component of assistance programmes in ongoing and post-conflict contexts, and is increasingly becoming an area of interest and action for agencies working in such environments. A growing body of literature advocates for war-affected populations’ need for PSS programmes, and argues their relevance in post-conflict reconstruction processes, peacebuilding and social healing. In light of the rising interest in and widespread implementation of PSS programmes, their key elements, history, and population impact deserves examination. Therefore, this literature review presents an overview of the origins, evolution, and embedded assumptions of psycho-social support in war-affected areas and examines existing evidence of the impact of PSS on targeted populations.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 11:42
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 23:46

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