Professor Panos Vostanis

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Email: pv11@le.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)116 2297174

Blog: www.panosvostanis.wordpress.com

Twitter: @pv11Panos

Research

Impact of trauma on child mental health, with particular focus on low-income countries, under four research themes:

  • Needs analysis
  • Establishment of resilience factors
  • Evaluation of interventions and services
  • Capacity-building and service transformation

World Awareness for Children Trauma

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This global initiative has the objective of developing an evidence-based psychosocial model for children who experience complex trauma, particularly in low-income countries and in the absence of specialist resources. The programme incorporates research and capacity-building. Target groups are street children, orphaned, victims of war, refugee, and living in slums. For more information on recent events and activities, visit the blog and

WACIT website: www.wacit.org.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/childtrauma/

**Panos's latest Publication**

Hope for Children of Trauma: An International Perspective (2018) London: Routledge

This is Panos' third book in the last five years on helping children who experience complex trauma. This new book links current evidence, innovative approaches and cross-cultural perspectives in informing practitioners, volunteers and caregivers in the most adverse conflict contexts. The book provides strategies in enhancing awareness, recognising mental health problems, developing evidence-based interventions and services, and feeding into policy. It will also be of great interest to researchers involved with vulnerable groups.

https://www.routledge.com/Hope-for-Children-of-Trauma-An-international-perspective/Vostanis/p/book/9781315450773

Selected Recent Research Publications

Vostanis, P., O’Reilly, M., Duncan, C., Maltby, J. & Anderson, E. (2019) Interprofessional training for resilience-building for children who experience trauma: Stakeholders’ views from six low- and middle-income countries. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 33, 143-152.

Vostanis, P. (2019) World Awareness for Children in Trauma: Capacity-building activities of a psychosocial program. International Journal of Mental Health doi: 10.1080/00207411.2019.1602019

Eruyar, S., Maltby, J. & Vostanis, P. (2019) How do Syrian refugee children in Turkey perceive relational factors in the context of their mental health? Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry doi: org/10.1177/1359104519882758

Vostanis, P., Eruyar, S., Smit, E. & O’Reilly, M. (2019). Development of child psychosocial framework in Kenya, Turkey and Brazil. Journal of Children’s Services doi: org/10.1108/JCS-02-2019-0008

Jalal, E., O'Reilly, M., Bhakta, T., & Vostanis, P. (2019) Barriers to implementing learning from child protection training in Saudi Arabia. International Social Work, in press.

Hodes, M. & Vostanis, P. (2018) Mental health problems of refugee children and adolescents and their management. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry doi: 10.111/jcpp.130.02

Skokauskas, N., Fung, D., Flaherty, L., von Klitzing, K., Pūras, D., Servili, C., Dua, T., Falissard, B., Vostanis, P., Moyano, M.B., Feldman, I., Clark, C., Boričević, V., Patton, G., Leventhal, B. & Guerrero, A. (2019) Shaping the future for child and adolescent psychiatry. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 13, 19 doi: 10.1186/s13034-019-0279-y

Wadman, R., Vostanis, P., Sayal, K., Majumder, P., Harrow, C., Clarke, D., Armstrong, M. & Townsend, E. (2018) An interpretative phenomenological analysis of young people’s self-harm in the context of interpersonal stressors and supports: Parents, peers and clinical services. Social Science and Medicine, 212, 120-128.

Baldwin, R., Biehal, N., Cusworth, L., Wade, J., Allgar, V. & Vostanis, P. (2019) Disentangling the effect of out-of-home care on child mental health. Child Abuse and Neglect, 88, 189-200.

Majumder, P., Vostanis, P., Karim, K. & O’Reilly, M. (2019) Potential barriers in the therapeutic relationship in unaccompanied minors in mental health. Journal of Mental Health, 28, 372-378.

Vostanis, P. (2018) Hope for Children of Trauma: An International Perspective. London: Routledge.

Tamburino, I., Getanda, E., O’Reilly, M. & Vostanis, P. (2018) “Everybody’s responsibility”: Conceptualisation of youth mental health in Kenya. Journal of Child Health Care doi: 10.1177/1367493518814918

Vostanis, P., Maltby, J., Duncan, C. & O’Reilly, M. (2018) Stakeholder perspectives on children’s psychosocial needs in six low- and middle-income countries. Children and Society32, 457-469.

Eruyar, S., Huemer, J. & Vostanis, P. (2018) How should refugee services respond to the refugee crisis? Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 23, 303-312.

Eruyar, S., Maltby, J. & Vostanis, P. (2018) Mental health problems of Syrian refugee children: The role of parental factors. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 27, 401-409.

Deighton, J., Humphrey, N., Patalay, P., Belsky, J., Vostanis, P. & Wolpert, M. (2018) Longitudinal pathways between mental health difficulties and academic performance during middle childhood and early adolescence. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36, 110-126.

Vostanis, P. (2017) Global child mental health: Emerging challenges and opportunities. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 22, 177-178.

Getanda, E., O’Reilly, M. & Vostanis, P. (2017). Exploring the challenges of meeting child mental health needs through community engagement in Kenya. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 22, 201-208.

Butterworth, S., Singh, S., Birchwood, M., Islam, Z., Munro, E., Vostanis, P., Paul, M., Khan, A. & Simkiss, D. (2017) Transitioning care-leavers with mental health needs: “They set you up to fail”. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 22, 138-147.

Wadman, R., Clarke, D., Sayal, K., Armstrong, M., Harrow, C., Majumder, P., Vostanis, P. & Townsend, E. (2017) A sequence analysis of patterns in self-harm in young people with and without experience of being looked after in care. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56, 388-407.

Wolpert, M., Vostanis, P., Martin, K., Munk, S., Norman, R., Fonagy, P. & Feltham, A. (2017) High integrity child mental health: Focusing on the person, not the problem. British Medical Journal, 22, 138-147.

Wadman, R., Clarke, D., Sayal, K., Vostanis, P., Armstrong, M., Harroe, C., Majumder, P. & Townsend, E. (2017) An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experience of self-harm repetition and recovery in young adults. Journal of Health Psychology, 22, 1631-1641.

Martin, P. Davies, R., MacDougall, A., Ritchie, B., Vostanis, P., Whale, A. & Wolpert, M. (2017) Developing a case-mix classification for child and adolescent mental health services: The influence of presenting problems, complexity factors and services on number of appointments. Journal of Mental Health, doi:10.1080/09638237.2017.1370631.

Maltby, J., Day, L., Flowe, H., Vostanis, P. & Chivers, S. (2017) Psychological traits resilience within ecological systems theory: The Resilient Systems Scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, doi: org/10.1080/00223891.2017.1344985

Vostanis, P. (2016) A Practical Guide to Helping Children and Young People who Experience Trauma. London: Speechmark.

Vostanis, P. (2016) New approaches to interventions for refugee children. World Psychiatry, 15, 75-77.

Vostanis, P., Martin, P., Davies, R., De Francesco, D., Jones, M., Sweeting, R., Ritchie, B., Allen, P. & Wolpert, M. (2015) Development of a framework for prospective payment for child mental health services. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 20, 202-209.

Vostanis, P. (2015) (Editorial) Healthcare professionals in war zones are vulnerable too. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22, 747–748.

Vostanis, P. (2014) Helping Children and Young People who Experience Trauma: Children of Despair, Children of Hope. London: Radcliffe Publishing.

Vostanis, P. (2014) (Editorial) Meeting the mental health needs of refugee and asylum seekers. British Journal of Psychiatry, 204, 176-177.

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