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Seminar on Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in War-torn Ukraine

30.03.2023 12:30 - 15:30

University of Turku, Arje Scheinin lecture hall (Dentalia, Lemminkäisenkatu 2, 20520 Turku).

The Research Centre for Child Psychiatry and INVEST Research Centre will organize an afternoon seminar on Thursday 30 March on the effects of the war in Ukraine on the mental health of Ukrainian children and youth.

One of the keynote speakers of the seminar is Professor Olga Osokina of the Universities of Kyiv and Donetsk. Professor Osokina has been studying the effects of war on the mental health of Ukrainians since Russia began military operations in Donbass. You can find more information on Professor Osokina’s research in the University of Turku website.

The seminar is open to the public and participation does not require registration. You can also attend the seminar on Zoom



12:30 – Opening words, Prof Andre Sourander

12:40 – Young Refugees’ Mental Health – An Overview of Some Key Issues, Dr. Matthew Hodes, Imperial College London

13:30 – How War Affects Children’s and Adolescents’ Mental Health, Prof. Olga Osokina, Donetsk University

14:10 – Coffee break

14:30 – Suicidality and War, Sanju Silwal

15:00 – Commentary, Prof Norbert Skokauskas + discussion

15:30 – End of seminar