Juba, South Sudan
For anyone working with traumatised populations

Staff may encounter people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or with other emotional responses to traumatic events as part of their work. Psychological trauma is an individual experience and therefore important to recognise individuals will respond differently.  Nevertheless the consequences of trauma may impact the engagement an organisation will have with the community.

The aim of this training is to equip staff to be confident and skilled to handle those conversations and to respond appropriately. Staff involved in working with traumatised populations are at risk of vicarious trauma therefore a critical component to this training is self-care and understanding boundaries.

Learning objectives include:

  • Create a trauma informed workforce

  • Understand the impact of trauma on wellbeing, engagement and behaviour

  • Enhance skills for speaking with someone who may be suffering from PTSD

  • Understand basics of Psychological First Aid

  • Develop a personal action plan for self care and boundaries