Ashley Nemiro

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MHPSS Advisor
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Brief Biography: 

Ashley is a global mental health professional with over nine years of experience in program development and implementation, research, teaching, and direct clinical services. She has over six years of direct experience working in humanitarian settings with a focus on integrating mental health care into health, education and protection services, developing supervision systems and training and supporting staff on the use of scalable psychological interventions. Ashley started her career as a licensed family therapist and received her doctorate from North Carolina State University where she spent three years traveling to the Democratic Republic of Congo to conduct her dissertation research and run a non-profit alongside Congolese women. Ashley served as the lead Mental Health Technical Advisor for the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) health and violence prevention and response program working in the Syrian region, Europe and East and West Africa from 2015-2018. Over the last year, she has worked as a consultant for Terre des Hommes, World Health Organization, IRC and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society supporting the implementation of Problem Management Plus as a trainer, supervisor and project manager as well as supporting the development of curricula for vulnerable children and adolescent mothers with perinatal depression.

Regions of interest: 
Middle East
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
United States of America

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Report: Together for Children's Well-being and Learning

A report summary of proceedings, recommendations and best practices in the fields of MHPSS and Education in Emergencies.
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Health promotion
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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A call for coming together across sectors and agencies for children’s well-being and learning

In this blog, Ellen Pucke from Save the Children summarises the progress, successes and roadmap developed through a technical consultation meeting held in Jan 2020 on merging best practices and approaches for education, MHPSS and child protection.