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Armenia's Lessons on the Artsakh Displaced Highlighted on "Psychology Today"

Updated: Jul 3

We are thrilled to announce that Mira Antonyan, Executive Director of our Child Protection Center, has been featured on the homepage of Psychology Today. In her insightful article, she shares invaluable recommendations on how mental health workers can support displaced children globally, drawing from the groundbreaking work done in Armenia.

FAR’s Child Protection Center, with a decade of experience working with at-risk children, has shifted its focus to support the displaced since the aftermath of the 44-day war in Artsakh, the nine-month blockade of 2023, and the subsequent forced exodus.

"A significant part of our work involves helping individuals rebuild their social skills and networks, which is crucial as we begin the process of upskilling them," Mira states. "This, however, is not an easy task, especially when working with people who have lost their homeland, houses, livelihood, and, in many cases, a significant portion of their community and workforce. Our goal is to empower families to help themselves and to start thinking practically about their future—where to start, and how to rebuild their lives." Her article holistically highlights the lessons learned and the approaches being taken for future work with refugees and the displaced.

Learn more about how FAR’s Child Protection Center has been making an impact on the displaced, and stay tuned for more empowering stories from Mira Antonyan on Psychology Today.


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