Friday, November 6, 2015

Kenya in Review

It has been a few months since we have returned home from Kenya, and there is still so much to reflect upon. We spent our final month in Machakos interviewing children (approximately 25-30 per day), with the help of our wonderful IMPACT team. The children really enjoyed working (playing!) with us, and trying out the tablets and laptops. We were overwhelmed by the support from the Africa Mental Health Foundation, the administrative teams at all of the schools that participated, and all of the teachers and children who helped us along the way. When it was all said and done, we interviewed 200 parents and children using the IMPACT, and I can't wait to dig into this data and see how the IMPACT performed.

Since I have been home, I have completed my comprehensive exams ('quals') and have started working on the data analysis for dissemination in the coming year. We're also working on improving the IMPACT with the help of children here in Canada, so the field testing continues.

Thank you for all your messages of support, and continued interest in the IMPACT. We love hearing from you, so please continue sending your messages full of support and wonderful ideas. There is no health without mental health, and we can't do it alone!

The team from AMHF


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