The Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support is a delegated function of the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, hosted by the Danish Red Cross. We aim to provide knowledge, support and training within the field of psychosocial support.
Community-Based Psychosocial Support - Participant's Book
The Participant's Book facilitates learning on how to provide and spot the need for psychosocial support. It is part and parcel of the 'Training Kit' which includes the Trainer's Book and additional resources available here: http://psp.drk.dk/sw40688.asp
Community-Based Psychosocial Support - Trainer's Book
“Community-based psychosocial support – A training kit” builds on experiences of psychosocial work of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the last decade from all over the world. It consists of a Trainer’s book, a Participant’s book and a CD-ROM with the Trainer’s and Participant’s books, PowerPoint slides and a template (for you to create your own slides).
PowerPoint slides and templates are available here: http://psp.drk.dk/sw40688.asp
Psychosocial Interventions - A Handbook
This handbook is the product of an extensive review of psychosocial interventions that has focused especially on the lessons learned from the psychosocial response to the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. The first section of the handbook introduces psychosocial support in the context of the work of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and explains that the experience of psychosocial well-being is contextually and culturally bound. The handbook consists of considerations and recommendations for psychosocial practitioners who are going to set up a psychosocial intervention for the first time, paying attention to assessing needs and resources; planning and implementation; training; and monitoring and evaluation. The hardcopy of the handbook is accompanied by a CD filled with relevant documents and tools, all of which are also available on our resource database.
For more resources go to www.ifrc.org/psychosocial