PS Academy trainings in 2018 – dates

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PS Academy trainings in the first half of 2018

The PS Centre is happy to announce the dates for the first two PS Academy trainings in 2018:

Psychosocial Support in National Emergencies Training

Copenhagen 27 February to 2 March 2018

In times of emergency psychosocial responders are responsible for planning and supporting basic PS activities as part of the work in the emergency response. Based on practical exercises and role playing mixed with presentations, this training prepares the psychosocial responder for work in the field by understanding basic concepts of PSS in emergencies as well as planning and implementing PSS activities.

Target group:

Red Cross Red Crescent domestic emergency responders in the Africa region working with psychosocial support, especially psychosocial support programme managers and managers responsible for psychosocial support port folios, and disaster managers and psychosocial support staff/volunteers. It is important to have basic knowledge of psychosocial support (training in community-based psychosocial support or the equivalent) as well as having some practical experience in the psychosocial field. The training will be conducted in English so all participants must have sufficient English skills to participate actively in the training. The participants must be able to fund themselves either through their National Society or through support from Partner National Societies.

More information about the training, deadlines, registration etc. will be posted here later and announced in the PS Centre Newsletter and on the PS Centre’s Facebook page

Training of Trainers in Psychological First Aid

Copenhagen 29 May to 1 June 2018

Duration: 4 days

Training objective: The training will prepare Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers to facilitate psychological first aid sessions to various target groups. The material used in the training will be newly developed PFA by the PS Centre. The training will both cover basic knowledge on PFA as well as facilitation skills and training methodologies. The participants will be expected to facilitate selected training sessions themselves.

Target group:

Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers, who have already been trained in basic PFA. The training will be conducted in English so all participants must have sufficient English skills to participate actively in the training. Experience in facilitating trainings and basic knowledge of psychosocial support is preferred.

More information about the training, deadlines, registration etc. will be posted here later and announced in the PS Centre Newsletter and on the PS Centre’s Facebook page