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Trainers’ training programme in Shillong for psychosocial care in disasters

A 3-day training of trainers (TOT) programme on psychosocial care in disasters was organized by the district disaster management authority of Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district at St Anthony’s College in Shillong.

The workshop was conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru under the aegis of the USAID-MHA-UNDP partnership project titled ‘Developing Resilient Cities through Risk Reduction in the context of Disasters and Climate Change’, which was being implemented in Shillong.

Additional deputy commissioner of East Khasi Hills district informed that a total of 33 participants from various government and non-government agencies were trained to become master trainers in the field of psychosocial care who in turn would capacitate their respective departmental staff on the topic. “Such trained people would be able to render their services in the area of psychosocial care in the event of disaster in the city and neighbouring areas,” an official statement said.

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