Psychosocial support training
Training is essential to capacity building and one of the strategic approaches of the PS Centre. The competency of staff and volunteers depends on their knowledge in assessing, designing and monitoring psychosocial interventions, which is why we ensure to continuously expand our toolbox, guidelines and materials.
Our focus has been on psychosocial support tools for disaster response, but we will build upon this and develop a series of tools for recovery and development in social welfare contexts.
In the training library menu to the right, you can learn more about the various trainings available.
PSS in Emergencies Africa Regional Training By the PS Centre and Danish Red Cross Date: 28 August- 1 September 2017. The training will start at 3 PM the 28 Aug and end at 5 PM the 1 September Location: Rwanda, Kigali Please note that this training is for Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers... Read more »
Caring for volunteers – training of trainers Copenhagen, 14 to 16 November 2017 Training objectives The IFRC PS Centre Caring for volunteers training will equip participants with knowledge, skills and tools on planning and implementing caring for volunteers activities and interventions based on the IFRC PS Centre “Caring for Volunteers, a Psychosocial Support Toolkit”. Through... Read more »
Programming and M&E for Psychosocial Interventions Copenhagen 31 October to 2 November 2017 Today, psychosocial support is widely offered in humanitarian operations and the results are promising. Evidence informed findings from psychosocial interventions in the aftermath of major natural disasters and in ongoing social and health care programmes indicate that early and appropriate community-based psychosocial support... Read more »
IASC Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings – trainng Copenhagen 4 to 6 April 2017 This is a three-day training, during which the participants will become acquainted with the Inter-Agency Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (IASC MHPSS) and other associated products. The training is designed for Red Cross Red... Read more »
The training of trainers (ToT) in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) Copenhagen 7 to 9 February 2017 The training of trainers (ToT) in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) enables participants to conduct the two-day basic training in “Psychosocial support for people affected by SGBV”. The ToT is a three day training, during which the participants... Read more »
Psychosocial Support in Emergencies - training in Copenhagen 31 October to 4 November 2016. Deadline for registration 15 August 2016
Copenhagen 4 to 7 October 2016: This training prepares participants to facilitate the Community-based psychosocial support foundationtraining. It gives participants deeper insight into the content of Community-based psychosocial support – training kit, as the participants will facilitate parts from the modules in the training kit
Programming and M&E for Psychosocial Interventions Copenhagen 24 to 26 May 2016 Today, psychosocial support is widely offered in humanitarian operations and the results are promising. Evidence informed findings from psychosocial interventions in the aftermath of major natural disasters and in ongoing social and health care programmes indicate that early and appropriate community-based psychosocial... Read more »
This training is our foundation course for building the skills needed to provide psychosocial support. Participants will gain insight into aspects of the psychosocial impact of crises and disasters and acquaint them with psychosocial support activities and programming.
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is one of the greatest humanitarian challenges today. It takes various forms and occurs in diverse situations and contexts across the world. In conflict-affected states, for example, rape is often used as a strategy of warfare to undermine the enemy and to demoralize and destabilize communities. Acts of SGBV during and in the aftermath of armed conflict and disaster are widespread and have serious impacts on individuals, their families and society as a whole.