Strengthening Resilience was developed to answer the growing demand for guidance on how to implement psychosocial support activities. It is designed to provide the practitioner with a range of possibilities when planning psychosocial support activities. Drawing on case studies and programme descriptions from psychosocial interventions around the world, the book presents fundamental methods of providing psychosocial support, including concrete examples of interventions, ideas for activities and how to modify them to suit specific contexts and groups.
Strengthening Resilience: A global selection of psychosocial interventions provides guidelines for how best to implement psychosocial interventions, and illustrates the broad and diverse the field of psychosocial support.
Three main sections:
An introduction to psychosocial support explains what psychosocial support activities are and includes notes on assessments and how to choose appropriate activities.
Fundamental activities in psychosocial support responses
Describes activites that are fundamental to most, if not all, psychosocial support responses: psychological first aid, lay counselling, peer support, self-help groups, caring for volunteers, making referrals, advocacy and training.
Psychosocial support activities
Many different examples of psychosocial support programmes and activites that have been implemented by National Societies or other organisations working in psychosocial support.
The book is part of a series that build on lessons learnt from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami taken to a global level. The other books in the series include: Psychosocial Interventions: A handbook, the practical guide to planning and implementing psychsococial support, and Broken Links, the short field guide and training module on providing psychosocial support to people who have been separated from family members.
Share your experiences and stories with us!
Without the willingness of National Societies to share case stories, programme descriptions and activities with the PS Centre, this book – and indeed much of the work we do – would not be possible. Psychosocial support is an ever-evolving field, and your experiences of psychosocial support will continue to be of great importance to us. Please share your experiences, thoughts and programme descriptions with us – either in the