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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis (13:00-16:30) Salemba
by Dyan Ekawati - Friday, 10 October 2014, 11:40 AM

Psychological First Aid (PFA)

Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis

The program will be organized jointly by the World Bank/TDLC, UNU-IIGH, and the National Institute of Mental Health in Japan, in close partnership with WHO


Speaker : Dr. Leslie Snider (Consultant) and Mr. Ananda Galappatti (Director - Strategy, The Good Practice Group)

Moderator :  Takashi Izutsu (Senior Knowledge Management Officer, The World Bank/TDLC)


Venue :

Universitas Indonesia
Global Development Learning Network (GDLN)

Jakarta Distance Learning Center (JDLC)

Gedung IASTH Lt.1

JI. Salemba Raya No. 4, Jakarta Pusat,


Tel: +62 21 31906164, +62 21 31906171


September 17, 2014, 13:00-16:30WIB

Different kinds of crises such as war, natural disasters, accidents, fires and interpersonal violence including sexual and gender-based violence occur in the world. Although every person has strengths and abilities to cope with life challenges, mental health and psychosocial support can be beneficial in some cases.WHO, War Trauma Foundation and World Vision International published “Psychological First Aid: Field Guide” (PFA Field Guide) in 2011 to provide an easy-to-understand guidance on what to do and what not to do when trying to support a fellow human being after going through a serious crisis event.The PFA Field Guide has been endorsed by the UN, UNICEF, UNHCR, ICRC, Plan International, among others. The PFA has been widely employed in Japan after the Great East Japan earthquake.

This new distance orientation program will promote participants’ understandings on basics of PFA, do’s and don’ts, and self-care technique, through web/VC-based lectures and discussions. The program will provide basic knowledge on how to offer PFA, as well as basics on mental health and psychosocial support after crises which will be an emerging priority in disaster risk management policy and programs.


To provide a learning opportunity for policy makers and other change agents engaged in DRM and global health in Asia and the Pacific, to learn basics of PFA, in order to raise awareness on importance to integrate mental health and psychosocial perspectives in their respective DRM/health policies/programs, as well as to develop capacity for them to provide safe support in crisis situations.

Contacts for Registration:

Public Relation and Marketing Officer:

Ameriono Ismangil ( 081283662937


GDLN Secretary:

Dyan Ekawati ( 08159048664

Dimah Haryanti ( 08999873445

Please fill the registration form : 60 seats only

Register here


(Edited by Luwice Ma'luf - original submission Friday, 10 October 2014, 11:34 AM)