PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 1

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Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

December 13, 2013 14:00-17:30 (JST)
Connecting countries:
China, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam

In close partnership with WHO, together with United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will host a video conference session on PFA for health and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.

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Having the main author of the WHO Field Guide, Dr. Leslie Snider, Sr. Programme Advisor of the War Trauma Foundation as the main speaker, TDLC will deliver an interactive learning opportunity for policy makers and other change agents engaged in DRM to learn the basics of PFA, raise awareness on importance to integrate mental health and psychosocial perspectives in their respective DRM policies/programs, and develop capacity to provide safe support in crisis situation.

The orientation is structured as a 3.5 hour VC session.
It will cover the fundamentals of PFA, dos and don’ts, self-care techniques, interactive Q&As, role-plays, and open discussion.


Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO (video message)
Dr. Leslie Snider, Sr. Programme Advisor of the War Trauma Foundation (main speaker)
Dr. Yoshiharu Kim, Director of National Information Center of Disaster Mental Health in Japan (moderator)
Takashi Izutsu, Senior Knowledge Management Officer, TDLC (facilitator)

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