Community-based psychosocial support – Training of trainers


This training is built on the Community-based psychosocial training kit and gives participants insight into aspects of the psychosocial (PS) impact of disasters, while orienting them with psychosocial support (PSS) activities and facilitating PS workshops.

Through a participatory approach, this training will familiarise participants with the Community-based psychosocial training kit and 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.
  • It further introduces didactic and pedagogical teaching methods, enabling participants to conduct training of trainers. This training can be conducted together with one of the specialized trainings.

    The training can be supplemented with additional training in specific subjects or adapted to suit a specific local context.

    Target group

    Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers with a background in:

  • psychology
  • social science or social work
  • and/or experience from the PS field
  • and/or a teaching/facilitation background.
  • Duration

    Three and a half to five days


    Join the discussion: 3 comments

    • Air says:

      When is next time?

    • Tebogo Motsoane says:

      Iam a project manager of mtjdalagacy project manager. A community development program situated at Gauteng Johanessburg Region G in a disadvantage community. Will need your support to our programs that we conducting in our community. As an NPO organisation hope will get a respond to our request. To empower our volunteers and children in our community.

      Tebogo Motsoane
      project manager

      • Louise Juul Hansen says:

        Dear Tebogo Motsoane,

        Thank you for your message.

        You are welcome to download and use our materials for your community work. Unfortunately, the PS Centre is not able to provide direct assistance to projects.

        Wishing you the best of luck in your important work.

        Kind regards,

        Louise Juul Hansen, Communications officer