6. feb, 2019

C4C is partner in the course Mental Health in Complex Emergencies

C4C is a partner in the Mental Health course in Complex Emergencies

September 16 to 26, 2018

Kampala, Uganda

The  Mental Health at Complex Emergencies Course  is an intensive multidisciplinary ten-day training course for mental health workers and humanitarian program staff who wish to gain insight and competency in establishing mental health or psychosocial programs in (post-) conflict areas or in areas affected by complex disasters including refugee settings.

In the first week, the course will provide practical training and mental health and mental support (MHPSS) and strengthen the role of assistant in complex humanitarian emergencies and relief operations, such as assessments, monitoring and evaluation, understanding the humanitarian context, security, and self-care. In the second week, students may choose from a number of three-day workshops in which particular topics relevant to humanitarian emergencies will be explored in depth, facilitated by specialists.

The course is organized by the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA or Fordham University in New York.) Course Directors are

Larry Hollingworth, CBE - Humanitarian Programs Director, Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC), Visiting Professor, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), Fordham University

Lynne Jones, OBE, FRCPsych. Ph.D. - Visiting Scientist, FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, Harvard University School of Public Health

Willem van de Put - Co-founder, Mental Health in Complex Emergencies Course 
Founder and Director, Culture for Change (C4C) Research Fellow, Fordham University 
Scientific Expert at the   Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp

Peter Ventevogel, MD, PhD. - Senior Mental Health Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


View the MHCE Syllabus