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Webinar: PFA between theory and practice

Psychological first aid (PFA) is often delivered to people recovering from the adverse impact of a disasters or traumatic events. The past decade has witnessed a boom in PFA models and manuals. But there are few high-quality studies to support the effectiveness of PFA.

Why is the evidence-base for PFA so limited? What are the challenges for conducting research on PFA?
This webinar will seek to address these questions and is presented by

– Eliza Cheung, Clinical psychologist, Hong Kong Red Cross and Technical Advisor, PS Centre
– Koen van Praet, Clinical psychologist, Belgian Red Cross (Flanders)
– Ferdinand Garoff, Psychologist, University of Tampere

The webinar takes place on Thursday 26 October at 11:00 CET (UTC+2). Join the webinar via your browser:

The vision of the research network is to provide effective humanitarian action through a strengthened evidence-base in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement for mental health and psychosocial support for beneficiaries, volunteers and staff.

Please contact coordinator of the research network, Cecilie Dinesen (, for further information.

Please note that you may be asked to install a small Skype for Business plug-in to join.
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The webinar will be recorded and made available for viewing online.

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