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Coping through the Pandemic: Supporting Children’s Mental Health in Emergencies
Emergencies, such as COVID-19, have a significant impact on children's mental health and well-being. UNICEF works every day to provide support to millions of children who have suffered unthinkable distress due to armed conflict, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. Join us to learn how UNICEF is supporting children's mental health by ensuring access to critical services and strengthening the resilience of children and their families to cope with adversity during and after a crisis.

May 6, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Zeinab Hijazi
Global Mental Health Technical Advisor @UNICEF
Dr. Zeinab Hijazi has 15 years of experience supporting mental health and psychosocial (MHPSS) programs globally across MENA, ESA, LAC, ECA, SA, EAP, WCA, with direct field experience in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Palestine, Iraq, KRG, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh. At present, Zeinab is based in New York with UNICEF's Programme Division, and provides program guidance and technical support to enhance UNICEF's multi-sectoral approach to the provision of mental health & psychosocial support for children and families in humanitarian and development settings, including policy & advocacy work at UNICEF headquarters, and supporting UNICEF country teams in designing and implementing locally relevant, comprehensive and sustainable MHPSS strategies. She has a Masters Degree (MSc) in Mental Health Policy and Services and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD).