Recognizing the psychological and social impact of emergencies, the Mental Health Program of the Ministry of Health, with technical and financial support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), has been conducting training workshops with community health workers and first responders in Psychological First Aid (PFA) all over the country. These trainings are part of the Disaster Preparedness and Response Mental Health Action Plan, which is geared at strengthening the capacity of the community to support the implementation of PFA.
The training in San Pedro Ambergris Caye, held on November 7, 2012, was the seventh provided in
Dévora Kestel, PAHO’s Regional Advisor on Mental Health, and
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