Rapid Assessment of Mental Health, Psychosocial Needs and Services for unaccompanied children in Greece – Unicef
On April 2017, UNICEF commissioned a rapid assessment of MHPSS needs and services for UAC in Greece with the further aim to inform planning for expanded services. Specifically the objectives of the rapid assessment were:
To assess the range, scope and scale of mental health issues facing UAC in Greece including those
living in shelters and those in other locations including reception and identification centers (RICs),
and reception center
To map existing MHPSS and child protection legislation, policy and services in Greece and assess the
capacity to meet the increased case load, scope and range of specific MHPSS support needs of UAC,
including but not exclusively the most severe cases;
To identify good practices and possible gaps in the current Greek legal and policy framework as well
as service provision response to the increased case load and particular MHPSS needs of UAC;
To propose a set of recommendations on how to best address existing gaps including immediate
and medium/long term actions in light of the realities of the Greek context.
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