Community-based psychosocial support – basic training


This training, built on the Community-based psychosocial training kit and the Psychosocial interventions handbook, gives participants insight into aspects of the psychosocial (PS) impact of disasters and acquaints them with psychosocial support (PSS) activities and programming.

Through a participatory approach, this training provides participants with a basic knowledge of community-based PSS and touches upon the following subjects:

  • crisis events and PSS
  • stress and coping
  • loss and grief
  • community-based PSS
  • psychological first aid and supportive communication
  • children
  • supporting staff
  • volunteers.
  • Additionally, the training includes an introduction on how to plan, monitor and evaluate PS programmes.

    Target group

  • Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers, who are to implement PS programmes
  • Duration

    Five days


    Join the discussion: 3 comments

    • Michael B. Paye says:

      Thanks for the endeavor.
      I am interested in the training

      • Louise Juul Hansen says:

        Dear Michael,
        Thanks for your comment.
        Please contact your National Society and encourage them to arrange a training. They can contact the PS Centre for any assistance they may need, and we will try to provide.

        Kind regards,

        Louise Juul Hansen, Communications Officer

    • david dinda says:

      HI MY NAME is David a redcross member at Karen Langata branch but now works in Dadaab i would like to get a training in psychosocial care hope i can be considered