Guidance Note on Psychosocial Support: Facilitating psychosocial wellbeing and social and emotional learning

This INEE Guidance Note addresses a gap in the tools that are currently available to educators and professionals operating in emergency and crisis contexts. Although many resources specific to psychosocial programming exist, including the foundational guidance for the humanitarian sector referenced in this document, INEE members working in contexts as diverse as the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the aftermath of the Nepalese earthquake, and the ongoing Syrian crisis expressed a need for PSS guidance that was specifically oriented to the education sector. This INEE Guidance Note encourages more intentional and consistent implementation of practical, good-quality psychosocial interventions on the education frontlines by teachers, education administrators, parents, counselors, peers, ministries, and other education personnel in three concrete ways: •The Guidance Note clarifies the education sector’s importance in supporting the psychosocial wellbeing of children and youth. •The Guidance Note provides educators with practical tips and advice about how to integrate PSS into formal and non-formal education efforts. •The Guidance Note highlights linkages between PSS in education and other sectors.