REPSSI: Psychosocial support for orphans and vulnerable children

Over 16 million children worldwide have lost one or both parents to HIV and AIDS. In addition to those affected by chronic illness and death, many other children are confronted by the challenges of poverty and conflict. These vulnerable children often face material hardship, social stigma and psychosocial trauma. We risk losing a generation of children made vulnerable by poverty, conflict, HIV and AIDS. 

The Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI=, co-founded and supported by the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development and the Swiss and Swedish development agencies, has developed state-of-the-art psychosocial support tools to help children cope with their loss.

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.

Related Resources

Video
18 May 2016
  In 2015, the Belize Red Cross, with support from the American Red Cross, provided initial support to 38 beneficiaries, working with them to diversify community income sources. Grants included support in agriculture and micro-enterprise development...
Tags: Video, Livelihoods, Resilience
Video
12 Jan 2015
We developed this short video as a way of communicating an important message in a simple way – our food system is broken. We need to fix it. Our central issue today is not the global financial crisis but whether we can produce enough food for c...
Tags: Video, Food Security
Video
05 Jun 2015
Following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Red Cross worked with local communities and schools to establish local early warning and evacuation systems. Disaster preparedness remains an important part of the schools curriculum and disaster simulatio...
Tags: Video, Tsunami