University Seminar: Reaching Children in Context: Family – and Community-based Intervention Approaches

Date(s) - Monday, January 30th, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Event Description: The mental health treatment gap is large worldwide, especially for children and adolescents. There is a scarcity of mental health specialists with expertise in care for young people, and risk factors at the individual, family, and community levels require integrated responses that are difficult in low-resource contexts. In this presentation, Dr. Puffer will describe a community-embedded approach to delivering interventions for children and families, as illustrated in the development and delivery of a package of family-based programs in Kenya. She will discuss the development of the family strengthening and family therapy interventions designed for low-resource settings, as well as the implementation by non-specialist, community-based providers.