MHPSS Intervention for Emergency Affected Populations in the Urban Context


Day-By-Day Training Schedule


Day 1   Thursday     10am– 5pm                       Class 1          Trainer: Dr. Nancy Baron                     

  • Introductions / Expectations

  • Assessment of problems - needs - resources in the urban context

  • Review of common MHPSS consequences of emergencies and issues specific to the urban setting

  • Best practice guidance based on IASC MHPSS Guidelines, global research and experience for             emergency  affected populations with modifications for the urban context.

Day 2    Friday        1 - 7pm                              Class 2         Trainer: Dr. Nancy Baron

  • IASC MHPSS multidisciplinary intervention pyramid for the urban context / Layers 1-2-3-4

  • Introduction to PSTIC and 24-7 community based intervention 

  • Preparation for field training

  MORNING                8am - 1230pm / Visit to the Pyramid


Day 3   Saturday    10am - 6pm                          Field 1                                                                 Field visit to 3 cases with Psychosocial Workers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Day 4   Day 4 Sunday      10am - 6pm                 Field 2                                                     

  Field visit to 3 cases with Psychosocial Workers. 

Day 5   Monday      11am - 6pm                          Class 3                                                            

  • Design and implementation of Layer 1 and 2 intervention

  • Participation in Team Leaders meeting

  • Managing a community based psychosocial team presentation                                                                     by Psychosocial Coordinators Yusuf Dhuhul and Dawood Mayom

  EVENING                 Sufi dancing performance / Khan Khalili Souq / Dinner

Day 6   Tuesday      10am - 6pm                         Field 3                                                           

  Field visit to 3 cases with Psychosocial Workers.

  EVENING                 Nile Cruise


Day 7   Wednesday   11am - 7pm                        Class 4                                                          

  • Observe a Psychosocial Team Meeting

  • Observe a Housing – Health Team Meeting

  • Presentation by PSTIC Mental Health (MH) Coordinator about multidisciplinary approach to MH care

  • Discussion with PSTIC Egyptian Psychiatrists about MH interventions

Day 8   Thursday   10am – 5pm                            Class 5             Trainer: Dr Nancy Baron               

  • Select - Train - Supervise - Support for a refugee team

  • Plans for using what was learned in home country.