Updated Aug 29, 2018

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Introducing school mental health in Ethiopia

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Menelik desta Argaw

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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Registered in Ethiopia.

Focus Areas:

Social and Behavior Change

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EthiopiaSEE LESS

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Innovation Description

Over 72 weeks, this project will train teachers and parents of 5,000 children from disadvantaged homes in the Addis Ababa region in the prevention, early detection and management of mental and behavioural problems.
How does your innovation work?
Mental health services are virtually non-existent for Ethiopian children, up to 23% of whom have disorders. The aim is that parental and teacher training in these problems will lead to better emotional/behavioural, social and academic functioning in children, and relieving family stress.  The project will collect information to help identify cases in need of referral and will create groups to support the generation of income by mothers.


Sep 2013
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