Basic Trainings

Many of the trainings offered by the PS Centre come in two versions: A basic training and a training of trainers, which is an add-on to the basic training.

In the basic training, the participants learn the curriculum, so they are able to perform the activities and interventions of the particular training.

Life skills are psychosocial competencies and abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable us to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. Life skills are vital to psychosocial recovery after a crisis event and are closely linked to the concepts of behavioural change, psychosocial well-being and resilience.
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Objective: Whenever there is a breakdown or dramatic change in a community or country, young men are subject to increased vulnerabilities. Disaster or conflict, for example, or direct participation in or exposure to violence, poverty, unemployment or migration may be challenging for the young men caught up in such events. They may lead to negative... Read more »
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Objective: Circumstances surrounding conflict, crisis or disaster can cause families to become separated from their loved ones. Experience has shown that beneficiaries who approach the Red Cross Red Crescent looking for family members are often in need of psychosocial support. This training is designed to support staff and volunteers in a wide range of settings... Read more »
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Objective: Social and humanitarian organizations provide support to people affected by crisis events across the globe. They respond to human suffering in many different ways, assisting people affected by disasters or other critical events, people suffering from loss or serious illness, and people who are stigmatized or otherwise living in isolation. Lay counselling can and... Read more »
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Objective: This training introduces the participants to the Children’s Resilience Programme, which recognizes that children’s wellbeing is influenced by their interaction with their parents and caregivers, their peers and others in their community environment. Children face various challenges in the world today. How they cope in very difficult circumstances depend on a wide range of... Read more »
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3
Objective: As psychosocial support has become an integrated activity in many National Societies, we have experienced an increasing number of requests for guidelines and tools on how to help our own volunteers and staff. In other words, how we should put on our own oxygen mask first before helping others, as they say on the... Read more »
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The basic training will enable participants to:
  • become familiar with psychological and social reactions, needs and interventions, respecting relevant and appropriate cultural frameworks
  • plan and implement a variety of interventions sensitive to local circumstances undertake psychosocial activities for vulnerable youth.
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Objective In times of emergency the psychosocial (PS) delegate is responsible for planning and supporting basic PS activities as part of the work of the ERU, together with the Operating National Society and/or local health authorities. Based on practical exercises and role playing mixed with presentations, this training prepares the PSS ERU delegate for work... Read more »
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Objective Since the beginning of the decade, the need for community-based psychosocial support (PSS) in crisis response and development work has become increasingly clear. PSS programmes empower individuals and their communities in tackling emotional reactions to critical events. When planned and implemented correctly, PS programmes can help prevent an emergency from turning into a disaster.... Read more »
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The Restoring Family Links (RFL) and Psychosocial Support (PSS) course is part of a Movement-wide effort to build closer collaboration between RFL and PSS practitioners working in the field, particularly in emergency situations. Experience has shown that beneficiaries who approach the Red Cross Red Crescent looking for family members are often in need of PSS.... Read more »
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4