• United Nations Commemoration of World Torture Day 22 June 2018
  • WFP Masvingo August 2020
  • Socially distanced workshop Masvingo June 2020
  • WFP Morgenster Mavhuro Garden Mwenezi 2020
  • Pro peace activities 2020
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Psychosocial First Aid (PFA) workshops

Psychosocial First Aid (PFA) is built on the premise that if people are supported immediately after a traumatic exposure then this will build resilience. The Tree of Life PFA workshops are designed in a simple and practical way that enable people to help their communities build resilience on the ground after sudden shocks.

Psychosocial First Aid (PFA) Training includes:

- Defining PFA in the ZImbabwean context and how to support families and communities;

- Qualities, skills and characteristics of a good Psychosocial First Aid Facilitator;

- Common reactions to stressful events and how those affected can be supported and empowered;

- The role of PFA to address basic needs and reduce psychological distress;

- Coping skills and connections for support after sudden shocks and stress;

- Creating and sustaining an environment of safety, calm and comfort, connectedness, self-empowerment and hope, for affected individuals and communities.

- The 8 objectives of PFA including:

  1. Human connection;

  2. Ongoing safety;

  3. Calm and how to orient emotionally-overwhelmed human beings

  4. Supporting people to tell their immediate needs and concerns;

  5. Offer practical assistance;

  6. Connecting survivors;

  7. Support adaptive coping, and

  8. Providing clarity on the availability as a helper.


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