Supplementary trainings

The basis of psychosocial support trainings developed by the PS Centre is the “Community-based Psychosocial Support training”. But the field of psychosocial support (PSS) is vast and needs are diverse. For this reason, the PS Centre continually develops supplementary trainings, allowing individuals and National Societies to build and expand their knowledge of PSS.

The supplementary trainings can stand alone or be developed as extra modules in connection with trainings in community-based PSS trainings.

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: This training prepares participants to facilitate “Caring for Volunteers” workshops built on the “Caring for Volunteers, a Psychosocial Support Toolkit”. Simultaneously it gives participants deeper insight into the content of the “Caring for Volunteers, a Psychosocial Support Toolkit” as the participants will have to facilitate parts from tool kit: understanding of psychosocial support; risks,... Read more »
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2
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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The training of trainers in psychosocial support for youth in post-conflict situations provides participants with an understanding of basic concepts, terminology and skills required to train other people (usually volunteers who work in the field) in psychosocial support. The ToT also empowers participants to deal with sensitive issues and provide reassurance as well as emotional support.
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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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