By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 28 January 2015:
Libyan Scouts leaders have completed a training course on providing psychosocial support to children dealing . . .[restrict]with the effects of war.
UNICEF provided the five-day training for 38 scout leaders, using best practices from other relevant countries to equip the leaders to respond to the effects of armed conflict on children.
The workshop, which took place in Zarzis, Tunisia, trained the leaders to use play to provide psychosocial support for Scouts, and through that to identify children who may be struggling emotionally.
UNICEF and the Scouts hope to see a referral system established for children in need to receive additional psychosocial support. In the past, UNICEF has provided in-service training for 200 social workers, police officers, judges and prosecutors on issues dealing with children and child rights. [/restrict]