Join us for a new session of the webinar series organized jointly by the Office of Subregional Program Coordination for the Caribbean (SPC), of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA), with the title "Creating Caribbean Communities of Purpose: Stronger Together when we Look, Listen and Link". The session will take place on Friday, 18 September, at 10:00 am (Atlantic Standard Time or also Eastern Daylight Time), and it will be only in English.
How to participate
- DATE: Friday, 18 September, 2020
- TIME: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm (AST) [see below the time correspondence]
- REGISTER: Click on the following button to register.
Moderator: Elisa Prieto, Advisor, NCDs and Mental Health, PAHO
10.00-10.05 am. Welcome and objectives of the session.
10.05-10.20 am. Part 1 (15 min):
- Launch of the PAHO VCPH Virtual Course on Psychological First Aid (PFA) and introduction to the guiding principles of “Look, Listen, and Link”. Claudina Cayetano, Advisor, Mental Health, PAHO.
- Presentation about the PAHO Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) and how to register to take the PFA course. Edgardo De Gracia, Specialist, Virtual Collaboration and e-Learning, PAHO VCPH.
10.20-10.40 pm. Part 2 (20 min): Experiences from the field: How PFA can impact practice.
Moderator: Dr. Peter Weller, Co-Chair, CANPA'S Disaster Mental Health Committee & Member, Presidents & Elders Council.
- Dr. Alonzo-Ash, Focal Port of the Aedes Born Diseases, Vector Control Services, Ministry of Public Health, Guyana
- Dr Angela Gordon Stair, Licensed Professional Counsellor, Head Psychosocial Support Unit, Jamaica Red Cross
- Wendy Fernander, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, Public Hospitals Authority. MHPSS focal point person for The Bahamas.
10.40-11:00 pm. Part 3 (20 min): Response to questions and comments from participants, and next steps.
About the webinar series
The webinar series provides a formal educational opportunity for psychologists and counsellors on the IASC framework for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) to enhance disaster mental health management in the regional and national contexts. The overarching goal is to increase the use of IASC framework as a means to build capacity and harmonize the disaster mental health responses of Caribbean psychologists and counsellors as a means to facilitate partnerships within country and across the region.
- 08:00 am. - Belmopan,
- 9:00 am.- Kingston, Lima, Panama City, Quito
- 10:00 am.- Brigdetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, La Paz, Nassau, Port of Spain
- 11:00 am.- Paramaribo
For other cities, you can check the time correspondance in the following link