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Anne Goddard – Keynote Speaker for Launch of Guidelines for Psychosocial Support in Emergency Situations

CCF President and CEO Anne Lynam Goddard launched the discussion of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines before key Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and US Government staff, Mental Health and Psychosocial Practitioners and world partners on November 29, 2007 at InterAction in DC. 

CCF’s Mike Wessells, Senior Child Protection Advisor is a Co-Chair for IASC Standing Committee.  Wessells helped lead the five member panel discussion with specifics on how the guidelines can be used to improve mental health and psychosocial support in emergency situations. 

Panel members from the International Medical Corp, USAID, World Health Organization and Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration encouraged the implementation of the IASC guidelines  by US-based NGOs and the US Government.