Psychosocial support in emergencies (PSSiE) trainings

The PSSie trainings can be used both as trainings for Emergency Response Unit psychosocial support delegates and other delegates working with emergencies outside the ERU system – for example National Society psychosocial support staff and volunteers, and others who involved in emergency response.
The psychosocial support component of the emergency support unit covers all the psychosocial support activities, including the kits and materials, training of volunteers, community outreach and awareness-raising undertaken by the psychosocial support delegate. The ERU training curriculum comprises of trainings for delegates, refresher trainings and trainings for volunteers.

Objective Through practical exercises, prior knowledge of the “Psychosocial Support in Emergencies” training will be refreshed. Participants will also be introduced to the latest news and lessons learned from the PS ERU component. Target group Red Cross Psychosocial ERU Delegates, who have participated in the “Psychosocial Support in Emergencies” training Length Two to three days
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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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