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[NEW RESOURCE] Revised and translated INEE Background Paper on PSS & SEL

22 July 2017

We are pleased to share with you the revised English version of the INEE Background Paper on Psychosocial Support and Social and Emotional Learning, originally published in December 2016. Following its launch, INEE made several editorial revisions to the paper based on feedback from INEE members.

In addition to this revised English version, we are thrilled to share, for the first time, the French, Spanish, and Portuguese versions of the paper! An Arabic version is forthcoming. You can access all versions of the paper in the INEE Resource Database.  

The purpose of this paper is to clarify relevant terminologies and approaches relating to psychosocial support (PSS) and social and emotional learning (SEL) in education in crisis affected contexts, and to explore how the two concepts relate to one another. The target audiences for this paper are education practitioners, academics, and policy-makers working in education in emergencies and protracted crises.

This paper is a precursor to the forthcoming INEE Guidance Note on Psychosocial Support and Social and Emotional Learning (expected in late 2017), and is foundational to the INEE Roundtable being planned for October 2017. Find out more about these related initiatives and how to submit a case study on the subject on the INEE website.

This background paper was commissioned by the INEE Education Policy Working Group and the INEE Standards and Practice Working Group, and written by Vania Alves. Translations were done by Emeline Marchois (French), Claudio Osorio (Spanish), and Andreia Soares (Portuguese). INEE Intern Natalie Brackett designed all versions of the paper.

Please download and share this paper with your colleagues and networks.