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Psychological first aid in Complex emergency (PFA-CE) - Second meeting


From 14-15 September 2017 all PFA-CE project partners met in Rome to discuss the desk research on existing guidelines, tools and recommendations for (a) Psychological First Aid (PFA), (b) Community based psychosocial support and (c) volunteer and staff support including guidance and support for convergent and spontaneous volunteers. The University of Innsbruck conducted the desk research and presented results, whereas project partners had the possibility to give feedback. All in all it was concluded that there is already a lot of useful material existing, which can be used for the further development of the Train-of-Trainer (ToT) package.

The project meeting in Rome was also used to present and improve the developed project website and to agree on further communication/dissemination tools, such as a project Facebook group.

The Italian Red Cross, an experienced project partner in migration, hosted the meeting and allowed for valuable experience exchange. Partners on the project are: Red Cross of Serbia, Austrian Red Cross, Slovenian Red Cross, Red Cross and Italian Red Cross, as well as the University of Innsbruck.