Psychosocial support training workshop

8 June 9:30am - 9 June 4:00pm
TEAR Fund, 64c Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand

The Council for International Development (CID), with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), invites you to a 2 day workshop to explore the benefits of psychosocial support programming as part of emergency response in the Pacific context.


The following fees are payable to the Council for International Development:

CID Members: $100

Non-Members: $200

Training outline:

Disasters, conflicts and health problems have severe psychosocial consequences for affected communities. Psychosocial support is essential to enable individuals to prevent distress developing into something more severe, to help people cope better with death, separation, sense of loss and feelings of helplessness.

The Family Centre and New Zealand Red Cross will collaborate to provide joint training for NZ aid workers on psychosocial interventions in Pacific emergency response as well as psychosocial support for front line staff drawing on some of the latest psychosocial tools based on years of therapeutic research.

The workshop will focus on psychosocial support in the Pacific context and things that aid workers should be aware of when planning psychosocial inputs as part of emergency response in the support with Pacific communities.


Please RSVP to by 30 April 2015 with the following information

  • Name/s
  • Position/s
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