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PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 2

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Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

April 11, 2013 14:00-17:30 (JST)/13:00-16:30 (ULAT)
Connecting sites: Japan, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka

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Dr. Snider lecturing at TDLC on December 13, 2013

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.

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 main author of the WHO Field Guide, Dr. Leslie Snider, Sr. Programme Advisor of the War Trauma Foundation will be onsite in Mongolia and serve as the main speaker for this session.

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.

Speakers:

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. Atsuro Tsutsumi, Coordinator, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (moderator/facilitator)
Dr. Ryoko Ohtaki, National Information Center of Disaster Mental Health, Japan (moderator/facilitator)
Takashi Izutsu, Senior Knowledge Management Officer, TDLC (moderator/facilitator)

Participating countries:

Japan
Mongolia
Philippines
Sri Lanka

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