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The ADAPT model: a conceptual framework for mental health and psychosocial programming in post conflict settings

Silove, Derrick

doi: 10.1097/WTF.0000000000000005

There is a growing consensus concerning the scope and components of mental health and psychosocial interventions needed to assist populations exposed to mass conflict. The Adaptation and Development after Persecution and Trauma (ADAPT) model offers a unifying, conceptual framework to underpin policy and practice in the field.

Derrick Silove, M.D., is professor and Director of the Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit at the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. email:

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