IMC: Training on Psychological First Aid (PFA)
In December 2011, IMC organized 2 day training on PFA for frontline workers in direct contact with Syrians displaced in the North. Seventeen (17) participants attended and were part of the PFA training that was conducted in the north to appease the influx of displaced Syrians. The participants were from the following organizations: (a) the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs [MOSA], (b) the Lebanese Red Cross [LRC], (c) the Danish Refugee Council [DRC], and (d) Save the Children. The training was conducted on two consecutive days (21/12/2011 and 22/12/2011). The PFA training was facilitated by IMC psychologist. The PFA materials were derived from the recently published WHO PFA training guide that is consistent with the Interagency Standing Committee’s (IASC) Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.