The Psychosocial Support committee of Aleppo branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent held a course on principles of the local community based psychosocial support for 23 volunteers. The course involved many topics such as crises, psychosocial support, stress, adaptation, loss, grief, local community based psychosocial support, psychosocial first aid, childhood and peer support. The course has also involved workshops and practical practices.
Such courses aim to train volunteers on principles of giving psychosocial support for the affected people, which is one of the subjects that must be paid close attention during and after a crisis. They also fall under the psychosocial support actions’ program, which targets as many people in the PSS field as possible.