The Psychosocial Implementation Manual provides relevant information on screening assessment, intervention and evaluation procedures for the Pilot Project in Afghanistan.
This document is useful for healthcare professionals working in the field because it acts as a guide with procedures that can be followed. The UNODC Manual defines the ethical aspects when working with children and adults impacted by drug addiction (including: professional ethics and the informed consent for children and adults) and it also describes how to act with distressed individuals.
This manual then focuses on the admission and discharge of clients providing guidance with inclusion and exclusion criteria for adults and children. The initial screening section related to the work of healthcare professionals, can be divided in two subcategories:
· Screening and assessment instruments for children and adolescents
Healthcare personnel must consult the psychosocial intervention section which describes what medical personnel should do and how should they act. It is divided in two different phases: in-patient and out-patient, both provide different guidelines for children and adolescents and for mothers and fathers. In the final section of the document the UNODC describes how patients can deal with stress after the outpatient phase and provides information on the evaluation of the intervention.
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