Application of digital child mental health training to improve capacity in majority world countries: Professional perspectives from Turkey and Pakistan
journal contributionposted on 12.11.2021, 16:16 by P Vostanis, S Eruyar, S Hassan, R AlOwaybil, M O’Reilly
Digital technology offers opportunities for child mental health capacity building, which is a priority for Majority World Countries (MWC). The aim of this study was to explore the experiences and perspectives of professionals from different disciplines in Turkey (n=12) and Pakistan (n=15), who had completed a two-module digital trauma-informed programme on enhancing practice skills and instigating systemic changes. Interview data were analysed through a coding thematic approach. Participants especially valued the interdisciplinary and holistic approach of the training, and its proposed scaled service model. Digital training, particularly in blended format, can enhance reach and capacity in MWC low-resource settings.