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Name Psychosocial Consequences of Migration and Asylum
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Human Rights Education Associates, United States of America
Frequency Annual
Start date 01/03/2017
End date 11/04/2017
Objectives This e-learning course introduces the psychosocial and mental health consequences of migration and the practical issues related to the provision of multidisciplinary culturally sensitive interventions. It will also address the issue of the stress experienced by humanitarian practitioners while working with affected populations.
Area of expertise asylum
migration
Target group HRE Experts/Practitioners
NGO activists
Content Week 1. Overview of the psychosocial and mental health consequences of migration
Week 2. The Inter Agency Standing Committee Guidelines (IASC) for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for Emergency Settings and their implications for intervention
Week 3. Skills to assess problems, needs and resources
Week 4. Culturally and contextually sensitive interviewing skills and working with translators
Week 5. Introduction to individual, family and community interventions for populations living in camps and urban contexts
Week 6. Specific mechanisms workers and organisations can use to minimize staff burnout and maximise organisational effectiveness
Language English
Methodology used This certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with students and instructor, quizzes, a writing assignment, and webinars over a six-week period. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer learning.
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Delivered by Dr. Nancy Baron is the Director of the Psychosocial Services and Training Institute in Cairo and Global Psycho-Social Initiatives (GPSI) in Cairo, Egypt.
Degree/Certificate A Certificate of Participation will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
Number of participants The maximum number of course participants is 25.
01/12/2016
Application procedure Apply online : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=feivmxlab&oeidk=a07e8874z5j23da4366
Admission requirements The course is aimed at practitioners and professionals who want to gain knowledge in the field of (im)migration and asylum, government officials (local and national level) dealing with migration and migration-related issues; staff of inter-governmental organisations such as the IOM and UNHCR; NGO staff members and service providers; and students of law, international relations, politics and social science. Participants should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use.
Tuition/Accommodation Tuition fee for participants: US$ 575; tuition for auditors: US$ 215.
Homepage www.hrea.org/learn/elearning/psychosocial-consequences-migration/

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