Psychological First Aid (PFA) — developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies — provides humane, supportive, and practical help to fellow human beings suffering from events of serious crises. PFA is practiced not only by medical experts, but also by a range of field workers, from administrative staff to volunteers. As a method to provide support to persons in ways that respect their dignity, culture, and abilities, PFA has been widely implemented in Japan, Haiti, and Africa, amongst others.
As a follow-up to the PFA workshop that was held earlier this year from 10–16 February 2017, the UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) will organise a Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop in Kuala Lumpur on 5–7 September 2017. The workshop aims to provide a comprehensive outline of PFA, impart workshop facilitation skills, and enhance the trainers’ capacity of PFA.
The fee is MYR500/person. Participants are expected to attend the full workshop (three days) and engage in collaborative activities. Background pre-reading material will be provided in advance.
To apply, participants are required to submit the application form by 11 August 2017. Due to limited space, participants are encouraged to apply early.
For more information, or to apply, see the event announcement on the UNU-IIGH website.