The Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, which aims to provide psychosocial support services in disaster and emergency situations with the same quality all over the country, continues to train the personnel working in the field of disaster and emergency to increase their professional knowledge and skills; It also trains its own trainers to ensure the sustainability of Psychosocial Support Training Programs.
The Ministry has developed a 4-stage "Trainer Training Program" in order to spread the Psychosocial Support Training Programs. With this program, the participants are subjected to a training in which they will master all of the “Psychosocial Support Training Modules in Disasters and Emergency Situations” (16 Modules) in the first stage (Basic Level Response Training). In the modules, Basic Concepts, Mental Trauma, Psychosocial Intervention and Basic Principles, Needs and Resource Identification, Psychological First Aid, Community Participation and Community Mobilization, Employee Support, Psychoeducation and Training, Working with Vulnerable Groups, Child Protection and Participation, Psychosocial Intervention, Interagency Cooperation, Code of Conduct and Ethics, National Disaster Organization, National and Local Psychosocial Support Service Group Plan and Exercise.
In the second phase (Advanced Intervention Training), a training is given to develop trauma-focused work skills. Educational Subjects include Psychological Reactions and Stages of Individuals and Society After Disasters, Psychopathologies Associated with Mental Trauma, Assessment and Approach of Mental Trauma, Evaluation of Traumatic Experiences in Children and Adolescents, Post-Traumatic Psychopathologies in Children and Adolescents, Post-Traumatic Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents Approach, Case Formulation & Evaluation & Psychoeducation, Basic Concepts of Grief, Behavioral Approaches in Mental Trauma, Psychological First Aid / Practice, Interactive Psychoeducational Group Sessions / Basic Principles and Interview Techniques.
In the third stage (Training of Trainers), staff receive training on adult education theory and skills that will enable them to use their capacities effectively. In Trainings, Corporate Training Process, Training Needs Analysis, Adult Education and Its Basics, Education Management Process and Planning, Effective Training Methods and Techniques, Learning Paths, Competencies Required for Corporate Education Management, Determining Educational Purpose, Creating Content, Effective Presentation Techniques, Training Practices. , Professional Instructor Attitude, Presentation Performance and Evaluation.
In the fourth stage (Supervision Training), training skills are evaluated. The staff is monitored by expert trainers throughout the program, and their presentation skills and theoretical knowledge of the modules are checked to what extent. Candidate trainers make presentations on Basic Concepts, Mental Trauma, Psychosocial Intervention and Basic Principles, Psychological First Aid, Employee Support, Cooperation Between Institutions, National Disaster Organization, National and Local Psychosocial Support Service Group Plan and Exercise.
Awareness Training for 4.650 Personnel
At the end of the Four-Stage trainer training process, those who are Psychosocial Support Trainer go to the provinces they are assigned to or to the provinces they are close to, when needed, to provide awareness trainings. It is carried out by distance education method during epidemic period In this context, awareness training has been given to a total of 2019 personnel since 4.650.