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.
This one-day training introduces participants to psychological first aid for children. The training has been developed for staff and volunteers working with psychosocial support for children and those providing direct care and support to children in distress and their caregivers, such as nurses, teachers, social workers, health volunteers or ambulance workers.
Registration is open for the Asia Pacific Regional Training of Trainers in Psychological First Aid, which takes place in Hong Kong on 26 to 30 November
Registration is open now! “PFA in groups – support to teams” has been developed for managers of teams of staff and volunteers, such as programme managers, volunteer team leaders, field officers, youth leaders or others who have the responsibility for the well-being of teams of Red Cross and Red Crescent staff or volunteers.
Psychological First Aid Training of Trainers Copenhagen, 29 May to 1 June Duration: 4 days Training objective The training will prepare Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers to facilitate psychological first aid sessions to various target groups. The material used in the training will be new PFA material developed by the PS Centre.... Read more »
Psychosocial Support in National Emergencies Copenhagen, 27 February to 2 March 2018 Training objectives In times of emergency, psychosocial responders are responsible for planning and supporting psychosocial activities as part of the emergency response. This training will enable participants to plan and implement psychosocial responses in the direct response in national emergencies. The training builds... Read more »
This training is now closed for applications 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... 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 »
This training is now closed for applications 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... 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 »