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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 298-303

Training of trainers on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies, Africa

1 consultant on psychosocial and emergency education work with conflict affected populations. She has 12 years field based experience and has a specific focus on children, youth and women
2 Training Coordinator with the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Uganda
3 psychosocial specialist for World Vision in Uganda

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This field report summarizes the general psychosocial training topics, describes two critical sessions and presents outcomes from a training of trainers conducted in Africa, with twenty-five psychosocial field practitioners from fifteen non-governmental organizations, on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee's Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. The training goals were to support a core group of resource persons for Africa on emergency psychosocial work, and offer a forum for explicit learning about and application of the recently published MHPSS guidelines in field work. Also included are highlights from the education and staff care sessions provided by the actual training facilitators. Finally, outcomes and feedback from participant evaluations are briefly presented.

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