Community Mental Health Treatment, Protection and Promotion for Women and Children in Aceh: Findings From an Evaluation of Programs Supported By The Health Services Program

Download this publicationThis report presents results from the successful Indonesia Health Services Program (HSP) Mental Health and Psychosocial initiative that took place following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in December 2004. In response to this disaster, HSP began work in Aceh to address the psychosocial and protection needs of women and children.

Key findings include the development of a household-to-hospital continuum of mental health care and a mental health system that has assisted with the restoration of health, human rights and human dignity. Survey findings concerning the new mental health program concluded that 90% of patients and caretakers reported improvements in mental health or social functioning. Developed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. in conjunction with Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and support from the USAID funded HSP Project. JSI Research & Training Institute, 2007.

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