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Global Family Systems

Global Family Systems & Psychosocial Resilience

Rapid Response to COVID19

"Global Family Systems & Psychosocial Resilience" is a Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund (#CDAF) Rapid Response Grant in support of MHPSS community resilience and engagement in response to the coronavirus. Dr. Laurie L. Charlés & Dr. Gameela Samarasinghe are the project's co-leads. CDAF Rapid Response grants are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Partners of the Americas in collaboration with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Project Objectives


Describe the differences between behavioral health care delivery systems in different parts of the globe and identify what influences impact and barriers across countries.


Recognize the contextual and systemic dynamics from a multilateral, global perspective, and how to apply this knowledge to work effectively across international settings.


Define the application of systemic therapeutic models in international settings, including evidence-based therapies and issues of context and cultural sensitivity.


Describe the basis of state sovereignty and the role of international human rights law in regard to family psychosocial health, including the concept of human security.


Describe psychotherapeutic interventions used to reduce risk and promote family psychosocial health and community across LMIC and conflict-affected states.

Panel Objectives


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Project Leads:
Dr. Laurie L Charlés (USA) & Dr. Gameela Samarasinghe (Sri Lanka)
citizen diplomacy action fund rapid response
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