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Embracing Progress: Cultivating Positive Shifts in Mental Health System Evolution

Event Details

Date and time

April 30, 2024






YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation
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Event Description

Learn about the integration of trauma-informed mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) approaches in global youth policy initiatives and country-based efforts in Madagascar.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 9-10 a.m. Eastern Time. Click here to register.

About the Event

The YP2LE Youth Systems Strengthening (YSS) Community of Practice (CoP) is bringing much-needed attention to mental health systems and their impact on young people. 

Join us at 9 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 to:

Guest speakers for this interactive and engaging webinar include: 

  • Nicola Chehade, Senior Specialist, Mental Health and Inclusion at Making Cents International, a Washington, D.C.-based international development consulting firm that fosters human potential and promotes economic opportunity around the globe. 

  • Francesca Raoelison, Executive Director at OMENA, a youth-led, and youth-centered organization that is breaking the cycle of emotional abuse in Madagascar through training, preventive evidence-based social-emotional education, and community support.

Presented by USAID's YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation Activity, the Youth Systems Strengthening (YSS) Community of Practice (CoP) serves youth, practitioners in youth-led and youth-serving organizations, and others in advancing comprehensive systems change to improve the lives of young people.

This event will include English closed captioning (cc). 

About the Community of Practice

The YP2LE Learning Network brings together diverse stakeholders who seek to learn more and share about youth development. As one of six communities of practice (CoPs), the YSS CoP helps members share and benefit from collective learning. Learn more about the YSS CoP and other CoPs on and register to connect with these communities.

You must be a registered member of in order to participate in the discussion group. Register today!

About YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE)

YP2LE is a USAID-funded activity focused on building and disseminating evidence on Positive Youth Development (PYD). YP2LE’s goal is to give program implementers, researchers, and young changemakers the information, tools, and resources they need to develop high-quality, impactful, and sustainable youth programs.