Volume 2 Issue 2
The Need for Trauma-Based Services in The Middle-East; A Pilot Study
Walid Abdul-Hamid (MRCPsych, PhD)*, Jamie Hacker Hughes (FAcSS, FBPsS, PsychD), Sian Morgan
29 participants and 2 facilitators of the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) training conducted in Istanbul by UK EMDR and Ireland Association Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) were asked to complete an Arabic translation of ‘The Need for Trauma-based Services Questionnaire’ in the last two days of the training. All participants completed both quantitative and the qualitative questions. The participants in the course were mental health professionals from Syria (42%), Iraq (32%), and 2 each were from Egypt, Jordan, Libya and Palestine (7%).
Screening Child Social-emotional and Behavioral Functioning in Low-Income African Country Contexts
Janet Nakigudde, Besa Bauta, Sharon Wolf, Keng-Yen Huang*
Increased attention is being paid to identifying and responding to the social-emotional and behavioral needs of children in low-income countries (LICs). Currently, there is little information available on the use of brief screening instruments in LICs. The lack of psychometrically sound brief assessment tools creates a challenge in determining the population prevalence of child social-emotional and behavioral risk burden in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) country contexts. This study sought to determine the reliability and validity of three brief parent-rated screening tools-the Social Competence Scale (SCS), Pictorial Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC), and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)-in Uganda.