Community Based Psychosocial Support in Emergencies is a course held in co-operation between Sida and the ACT Alliance. The course aims to strengthen the trainees own capacities to fully understand and integrate the CBPS in emergencies approach into their humanitarian response work. Approximately 50% of the places on the course are reserved for ACT Alliance’ cooperative partners. The rest of the places are open for NGOs, UN agencies, International Organisations and Emergency Roster members. Organisations from developing countries and the global south are especially encouraged to apply.
Content: A participatory training methodology will be used with group work, role play, drama, open discussions and reflections. Topic covered include: An Introduction to IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (MHPSS); psychosocial well-being, Psychological First Aid, active listening, community mobilisation, stress management and the Do No Harm concept.
Final date for application: March 1, 2012
Contact person: Ewa Wärmegård, Programme Officer, Sida Partnership Forum and Else Berglund, ACT Alliance: [email protected]
Course language: English
Costs: For members of Swedish NGOs and their local partners, Sida will cover participation, full board and lodging. Each place of work covers the cost of transportation to and from Härnösand including cost for costs for visa and health insurance.
For more information and online application procedures please follow this link: http://www.sida.se/English/Partners/Sida-Partnership_Forum/Kurser/Kurser-2012/kursbeskrivningar/CBP121/