Nepal Earthquake – Psychosocial Intervention & Capacity Building To Local Teachers & Mental Health Providers

Project Nepal Earthquake - Psychosocial Intervention & Capacity Building To Local Teachers & Mental Health Providers
Objectives

• To provide psychosocial support to people aected by the earthquake to reduce psychological trauma • To run Child-Friendly Space program to strengthen the resilience and wellbeing of children and adolescents through community-organized activities conducted in a safe, childfriendly and stimulating environment • To develop local capacity building with emphasis on providing Child-Friendly space (CFS) and Psychological First Aid

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Activities

Emergency Phase – April 2015: • Deployment of Psychosocial Support Team • Conducted need-assessments • Coordinated with relevant local authorities for psychosocial support program • Set up Psychological First-Aid and Child-Friendly Spaces Recovery Phase – July-December 2015 Day 1: • Ice-Breaker • Impact of Disaster : Recognizing Signs and Symptoms • Psychological First-Aid • Personal Preparedness for Disaster Work Day 2: • Setting up a Child-Friendly Space • Specic Skills to Work with Children & Adolescents Day 3: • Specic Skills to Work with Adults • Final Role-Play • Debrieng • Question and Answers

Locations Kathmandu, Nepal
Period April 2015, June 2015-December 2015
Accomplishments

Emergency Stage: 2 psychologist and 4 counsellors were deployed 1 month program for Child Friendly Space was set up in Sankhu 173 children were served Recovery Stage: 46 teachers and social workers were trained in conducting and serving the Child Friendly Space