PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 4

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Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

June 19, 2015
Japan: 11:00-14:30
Korea: 11:00-14:30
Philippines: 10:00-13:30
Thailand: 9:00-12:30
Indonesia: 9:00-12:30

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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 Psychological First Aid (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 the importance of integrating 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.
A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the program.


Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO (video message)
Ms. Makiko Ishida, Assistant Professor, Teikyo University
Ms. Ryoko Ohtaki, Associate Researcher, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health, National Information Center of Disaster Mental Health
Takashi Izutsu, Senior Knowledge Management Officer, TDLC (moderator)

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