Posts by: Louise Juul Hansen

PFA webinar now available online

The past decade has witnessed a boom in Psychological First Aid (PFA) models, guidelines and manuals. They all build on the same principles of helping people in distress by ensuring safety, calmness, comfort, talking and listening, helping to identify needs, and helping to provide access to what they need. In spite of this, very few high-quality research studies support the effectiveness of PFA.

Red Cross Red Crescent Research Network Annual Meeting 2017

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Red Cross Red Crescent Research Network on MHPSS will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 22-23 November 2017. The annual meeting brings together practitioners and researchers involved in MHPSS research from the Movement and allows them to share their research findings and exploring the potential for future research partnerships.  The format will be a combination of key note speakers, workshops, research presentations and group discussions.

Talking and writing about psychosocial support

Words matter when we talk about psychosocial support.

It makes a difference when a person is portrayed as a passive victim suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders, when really she or he is a survivor experiencing common emotional reactions to a highly stressful and dangerous situation.

Workshop: Faith-sensitive psychosocial support: What does it mean in practice?

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Many people have a strong faith or religious identity. When disaster strikes and they have to leave their homes, they don’t leave their faith behind. It stays with them in their efforts to flee and to rebuild their lives. The humanitarian community has been relatively silent on how to respond to this. Political and religious… Read more »

Register for the Caring for Volunteers training!

Caring for volunteers – training of trainers: Copenhagen, 14 to 16 November 2017

The training will equip participants with knowledge, skills and tools on planning and implementing caring for volunteers activities and interventions based on the IFRC PS Centre “Caring for Volunteers, a Psychosocial Support Toolkit”.

Re-posting: Technical Advisor for Yemen

Photo: Ibrahim Malla, IFRC

Re-posting: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Advisor
Please note that Arabic is no longer a requirement for the position. The deadline is short and personal interviews with shortlisted candidates will be conducted as we receive their applications. Kindly send in your application as soon as possible.