This one-day training introduces participants to psychological first aid for children. The training has been developed for staff and volunteers working with psychosocial support for children and those providing direct care and support to children in distress and their caregivers, such as nurses, teachers, social workers, health volunteers or ambulance workers.
Asia Pacific Regional Training – Training of trainers in Psychological First Aid 26 to 30 November 2018 at Hong Kong Red Cross Headquaters, Hong Kong Psychological first aid is a method of helping people in distress so they feel calm and supported in coping with their challenges. It is a way of assisting someone to… Read more »
The PS Centre is developing new materials about psychological first aid. It will be ready for publication in the autumn, but you can get a sneak peak already in the end of May. Join us for the first training in the new material in Copenhagen. Read more about requirements for participation and deadlines.
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.
Webinar 26 October:
Why is the evidence-base for PFA so limited? What are the challenges for conducting research on PFA?
This webinar will seek to address these questions
Finding out which interventions and activities work, how they work and why they work (or not) is a major challenge in psychosocial programming. But meeting the challenge is critical to accountability, learning and capacity building. In May 2016 The PS Centre offers a three day training in “Programming and M&E for psychosocial interventions” in Copenhagen for experienced psychosocial support programme managers
In 2015 the PS Centre offers a range of trainings open to Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers. Watch this site for more information about dates and criteria for participation as they become available here: