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ERIC Number: EJ862559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0003-066X
International Humanitarian Award: Michael G. Wessells
American Psychologist, v64 n8 p839-854 Nov 2009
Michael G. Wessells, recipient of the International Humanitarian Award, is cited for his pioneering and sustained contributions to the protection of children affected by armed conflict and to the development of international guidelines for the provision of community-based, culturally responsive psychosocial support in emergencies. Wessells has served as an eminent professor, researcher, and author, developing and promoting the most advanced strategies for providing psychological support for children and families. He has contributed extensively to peace and reconciliation efforts and has provided direct humanitarian services in conflict areas in Asia, Africa, Central America, Europe, and South America, where his efforts on behalf of children often placed him in personal jeopardy. In addition to the citation, a biography and selected bibliography of Wessells' works are provided. Also included is Wessells' paper, entitled "Do no harm: Toward contextually appropriate psychosocial support in international emergencies," a version of which was presented at the American Psychological Association's annual convention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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