Children who live in complicated situations are often protected from their caretakers from knowing what is going on. Caretakers think this is in the best interest of the child. However, we need to consider that children have a right to know what is going on around them and since they already know something is going on, caretakers should tell them. In the podcast, we discuss different strategies on how to support children and youth during emergencies which include how to talk to children about war.
– Ea Suzanne Akasha, PS Centre MHPSS Technical Advisor
In the latest episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, the PS Centre observe World Children’s Day through a conversation between two mental health experts: Ea Suzanne Akasha, Technical Advisor at the PS Centre, and Mozhdeh Ghasemiyani, a psychologist and psychosocial focal point at MSF Denmark. Their talk delves into strategies for supporting children during conflict or disaster. Mozhdeh brings over two decades of professional expertise in working with children and adolescents globally. Notably, she also has her own personal experience as an individual who, during her childhood, navigated life amid wartime challenges.
The podcast Heartbeat of Humanity is mainly for staff and volunteers in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, especially staff and volunteers working in mental health and psychosocial support services.