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2015 Psychological First Aid (PFA) Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis
by Dyan Ekawati - Monday, 25 May 2015, 12:28 PM


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 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.


Speakers :

1. Dr. Makiko Ishida, Assistant Professor, Teikyo University

2. Dr. Ryoko Ohtaki, Associate Researcher, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry,

     National Institute of Mental Health, National and Information Center of Disaster Mental Health


Time of event

 Friday, June 19, 2015 (09:00 -12:30 Jakarta Time)


Place of Event

Global Development Learning Network (GDLN)

Video Conference Room

Universitas Indonesia (Salemba)

IASTH Building, 1st Fl,

Jl. Salemba Raya No.4

Jakarta Pusat


To Join Please fill this Registration Form


More Information please contact:

1. Mr. Bapak Ameriono Ismangil, 081283662937

2. Ms. Dyan Ekawati, 08159048664,