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Enhancing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Capacity in Low Resource Settings

Wendy Ager, Yvonne Sliep and Reem Ibrahim Ahmed, et al., Eds.: War Trauma Foundation, Ahfad University for Women; et al., (2015)

From Individual to Collective healing: A trainer’s manual

Psychological First Aid Online

NCTSN Learning Center, Eds.: SAMHSA, NCPTSD, NACCHO, and HHS Office of the Surgeon General, Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps., (2015)

PFA online includes a 6-hour interactive course that puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene. This professionally-narrated course is for individuals new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of PFA, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review. It features innovative activities, video demonstrations, and mentor tips from the nation’s trauma experts and survivors. PFA online also offers a Learning Community where participants can share about experiences using PFA in the field, receive guidance during times of disaster

Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Refugees

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH); Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Toronto Public Health, (2012)

This resource is the third in a series of online guides for promoting positive mental health across the lifespan. This resource provides health and social service providers (“practitioners”) with current evidence-based approaches in the application of mental health promotion concepts and principles for refugees. It is intended to support practitioners, caregivers and others in incorporating best practice approaches to mental health promotion initiatives or programs directed toward refugees.

Recommendations for Conducting Ethical Mental Health and Psychosocial Research in Emergency Settings

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, (2014)

A Mental Health Training Program for Community Health Workers in India: Impact on Knowledge and Attitudes

Gregory Armstrong, Michelle Kermode, Shoba Raja, Sujatha Suja, Prabha Chandra, Anthony F Jorm, (2011)

nternational Journal of Mental Health Systems2011,5:17

Integrating Mental Health into HIV Services: Standard Operating Procedures & Training Manual

AIDS Support and Technical Assistance Resources Project,, Eds.: USAID, (2014)

Integration of mental health (MH) and HIV programs has the potential to significantly improve health outcomes for people living with HIV (PLHIV). This training package, which is comprised of a training-of-trainers manual, an accompanying presentation, and a standard operating procedure, was developed to support a pilot project for MH and HIV integration at the community level such that health facilities, community-based organizations (CBOs), and traditional medical practitioners (TMPs) can collaborate to support MH screening and service provision for PLHIV in Zimbabwe

Mental Health Care In Settings Where Mental Health Resources Are Limited

Smith, Pamela, (2014)

An Easy-Reference Guidebook for Healthcare Providers In Developed and Developing Countries

IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. Checklist

Inter-Agency Standing Committee IASC, (2008)

Armed conflicts and natural disasters cause significant psychological and social suffering to affected populations. The psychological and social impacts of emergencies may be acute in the short term, but they can also undermine the long-term mental health and psychosocial well-being of the affected population. These impacts may threaten peace, human rights and development. One of the priorities in emergencies is thus to protect and improve people’s mental health and psychosocial well-being.

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